Narendra Modi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid down the foundation stone of the Navi Mumbai International Airport. This is a 21-year-old project which was planned back in 1997. At that time, the Navi Mumbai airport was planned with an investment cost of Rs 3000 crore, as a secondary airport that was meant to meet the growing needs of the city. However, due to several factors including funding, political indecision and issues of environmental clearances, the project was delayed inordinately. The state-run City Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) and the GVK Group are building the Navi Mumbai International Airport with a humongous investment cost of Rs 16,700 crore.
Ahead of that, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said, “I want to assure Maharashtra CM & Civil Aviation Minister that we will work towards connecting this airport with many places of Mumbai through waterways.
Here are the updates of PM Narendra Modi’s speech:
4:44 PM: For our Government, as important as new projects are completing the projects within the desired time frame. Delayed projects cause several problems, says PM Modi
4:42 PM: In our country today around 450 airplanes are currently operational including both government & private. Within last one year order for 900 new airplanes has been placed. Aviation sector also brings more employment opportunities, says PM Narendra Modi in Navi Mumbai
4:40 PM:In the last year, the ordering of new aircrafts in India has risen. This is wonderful because a strong aviation sector also gives more economic opportunities. Better connectivity leads to more tourists coming to India, says PM Modi
4:38 PM: India’s aviation sector is growing tremendously. This makes quality infrastructure in the aviation sector important. Our government brought an aviation policy that is transforming the sector. Aviation will also boost tourism sector in the country, says PM
4:35 PM: Purani sarkaaro ka swabhav tha latkana,atkana,bhatkana. Karib-karib 10 lakh crore ke projects aise hi latke, atke, bhatke hue the.Unko humne karyanvit kiya,dhan ka prabhand kiya aur aaj tej gati se wo kaam aage chal rahe hain. Usi me se ek Navi Mumbai airport ka kaam hai, says PM Modi
4:33 PM: India’s aviation sector is growing tremendously. There is a sharp increase in the number of people flying. This makes quality infrastructure in the aviation sector of prime importance, says PM Modi
4:30 PM: Our Government had the honour of bringing an aviation policy that is transforming the sector, says PM Modi
4:28 PM: Prime Minister Modi says that the Issue of Navi Mumbai airport has been pending for years. He added that this is not the only project that is pending. “When I assumed office I realised there were several such projects. That is why, we began a Pragati initiative and gave priority to completion of projects,” he said.
4:25 PM: The Navi Mumbai International Airport is the 4th Container Terminal at JNPT
4:23 PM: The Sagarmala project is helping not only in the development of ports but also port-led development, says PM Narendra Modi
4:20 PM:Globalisation is a reality of our times and to keep pace with globalisation, we need top quality infrastructure, says PM Modi