Pune: Chakan International airport gets Rs 200 crore

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Pune, Nov 25: The Union Civil Aviation Ministry has sanctioned Rs 200 crore for the proposed Chakan International airport, which will be constructed on the new 700-hectare land.

Dilip Band, the Divisional Commissioner claimed that the 18-km metro railway corridor has been proposed to link the airport with the international exhibition and convention centre in Moshi.

While addressing a press conference in Nigdi, Dilip said, "the old site was scrapped due to farmers" opposition, but there are no such hurdles at the new site. The project would require rehabilitation of only 80 households. The government will definitely offer more compensation to these families, as the project is extremely important for Pune."

The area will emerge as a major hub in the city after the development of the airport and the exhibition centre. There are 10,000 parking spaces available at the Moshi exhibition centre and can take metro to the airport, said Band. The cost of the metro link would be borne by the Pimpri Chinchwad New Township Development Authority (PCNTDA) and the Airports Authority of India, he added.

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