Navi Mumbai airport project: CIDCO of Maharashtra to call for RfQ in Dec

Rahul Wadke Mumbai | Updated on September 28, 2011 Published on September 28, 2011

The City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO), is expected to come out with the ‘Request for Qualification’ for the Rs 10,000-crore Navi Mumbai airport project only in December.

Earlier, CIDCO planned for calling RFQs by June but delay in Government clearances and land acquisition have pushed the schedule off the track.

The proposed airport project at Navi Mumbai is near Panvel town, about 35 km from the existing Sahar International Airport in Mumbai. About 2,054 hectares is required for the airport. The main airport zone would be 1615 hectares consisting of an on-airport area of 1200 hectares for aeronautical activities and an off-airport area of 415 hectares for non-aeronautical activities.

The project requires land from other departments of Government of Maharashtra and from the local residents.

An RFQ is called before the final tender is awarded; it sets the financial and technical requirements for companies wanting to bid for project.

According to sources, land acquisition process is proving to be tedious, as more then 3,000 families need to be rehabilitated. The district administration is finding it difficult to arrive at the ‘Right rehabilitation package.’

The project affected persons (PAP) are not demanding extraordinary high compensation for their land, but still their demands are yet to be met, they said.

A State Government official said that land acquisition process is slow because the district collector is yet to announce the final price to the PAPs for their land.

Published on September 28, 2011
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