Singapore’s Changi Airport Group will invest, develop Pune International Airport: CM Fadnavis
Source: Hindustan Times
By: HT Correspondent
Changi Group will also assist in PMRDA planning
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said he has invited Singapore’s Changi Airport Group to invest in and develop the new International Airport at Purandar. He stressed that the pursuit of mega projects in Pune was his priority.
The government-owned company in Singapore, which is managing one of the world’s busiest airports has shown keen interest, he said while speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the New Administrative Building of Pune District Collectorate.
The same group will also assist the PMRDA (Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority) in the planning and development of Pune’s periphery as the central and state governments were keen on good planning for the region, he said.
Talks with the Singapore company firmed up during his visit to the city-state last month when he met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and also firmed up talks with the Changi Group. “I requested them to assist and invest in Pune’s development,” he said.
The chief minister expressed satisfaction with the progress on the Smart City project and on the Metro project.
The new International Airport at Purandar would be called as Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje Pune International Airport
Purandar International Airport
Named after Chhatrapati Sambhaji, the proposed Airport would be spread over 2,400 hectares. It would be located 20 km from Pune city. The proposed airport will have two airstrips, each with a length of 4 Km. Majority of farmers have agreed to land acquisition. The airport would have six different approach routes. Ring Road will provide connectivity from all corners of the city to this airport.