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What's new Sep 13 ,2017

District guardian minister Girish Bapat stated that the new Pune airport at Purandar taluka will take at least five years or more to be built and become operational. He also proclaimed about the expansion plan for the existing airport in Lohegaon. The Lohegaon airport was in sync with the new airport project and will take five years to be ready.

We are aware of the statement by Maharashtra's Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis earlier stating that the new airport would be operational within three years. Clearly, Bapat's statement goes against the claims made by Devendra Fadnavis.

The authorities of Maharashtra Airport Development Company Limited (MADC) have announced that the new airport in Pune would be ready by 2019, even before the one at Navi Mumbai.

Lately, the ministry of defence handed around 15.84 acres of land to Airports Authority of India (AAI) for its expansion. Also, the compensation benefits package for the landowners is being created in a way that landowners themselves will want to turn up to readily accept it.

On the other hand, the aviation experts and the business community feel that this could create confusion and delay in the project would impact the expansion plans. As the air traffic in the city is growing every year it will be too much to handle for the existing airport.

According to the stats in terms of growth, the airport shows a growth of 23% during 2015-16. Presently, it handles 142 scheduled flights and around 16 new flights of various airlines in a queue waiting for slots.

This clearly means that the existing airport cannot handle a lot of air and passenger traffic and this delaying will add more confusion making the matter worse.

It's been 10 years that People of Pune and western Maharashtra have pinned their hopes on Purandar airport. Today, it is important that the CM gives a clarity to the situation rather than the ministers coming out with new extended deadlines and creating chaos as this could directly affect the 2019 Lok Sabha poll prospects.

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