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Navi Mumbai airport terminal, runway to be ready by '19: CM

Navi Mumbai airport terminal, runway to be ready by 19: CM
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said the construction of one terminal building and a runway of the much-awaited Navi Mumbai international airport will be completed by next year end.
The airport will be built in two phases, he said in the state Assembly while replying to supplementaries put up by Jayant Patil (of the NCP), to the main question raised by Prithviraj Chavan (of the Congress).
As a part of the first phase, one terminal building of the airport and runway will be completed by December 2019, Fadnavis said.
The terminal building will have the capacity to handle 50 lakh passengers, he said, adding that the entire project would be completed in two or two-and-a half years.
A few members in the House, during a debate on the issue, stressed on the need to decongest the existing
Mumbai airport, where on an average one plane takes off per minute.
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