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Mumbai will soon get its second airport at Navi Mumbai. The Union environment and forests ministry is likely to clear the airport site in the next few days, ending months of uncertainty arising from environmental concerns.
Sources said most of the concerns that held up the clearance and triggered a fight between project developer City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) and the environment ministry's Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) have now been addressed.
CIDCO, which had opposed changes in its original plans for the second airport, has come around to accept most of the EAC's recommendations.
The EAC is still expected to deliberate for a couple of days to ensure that the project is in complete compliance with Coastal Regulatory Zone rules and the Environment Protection Act, 1986, sources told TOI.
As per the changed plan, one of the rivers at the site will not have to be diverted, while diversion in another will be restricted to just a 100-m stretch. Also, the threat to mangroves has been minimized. Only about 100 hectares will now have to be removed.
CIDCO accepted the EAC's recommendation to remove the non-essential elements of the airport from the seaward side and instead look to build them over the already existing Special Economic Zone (SEZ) land on the southern side, which, sources said, has reduced the damage that could have been caused.
Second airport: Distance between airstrips reduced
The effective area of the project, too, has been cut, with the distance between the airstrips being reduced as compared to the original plan.
The EAC is also preparing a list of conditions that would be imposed on the project before it is given the go ahead. This is part of the usual process of giving environmental clearances. The conditions are later monitored by regional authorities and the state pollution control board.
Once the EAC makes its recommendations, environment minister Jairam Ramesh will take a decision, and he is not likely to take long to give the final nod allowing work to begin on the airport.