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Navi Mumbai airport will come at proposed site: Chavan news
22 October 2010

Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan today said Navi Mumbai airport would come up at its proposed site and hoped that all environment-related issues would be sorted out.

"As of now, the Navi Mumbai airport will come up at the proposed site. Mumbai definitely needs a second airport in view of the increasing air traffic," Chavan said. He was addressing an event organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers and Commerce (FICCI) in Mumbai.

He said, however, there were some environmental concerns that needed to be addressed.

He said the government would do whatever was possible to address environmental concerns though 100 per cent compliance would be difficult.

The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) team that had visited the site two days ago for inspection met Chavan in the morning to discuss the issue.

The chief minister is to meet the union environment minister Jairam Ramesh soon to talk about the issue.

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Navi Mumbai airport will come at proposed site: Chavan