Published On : Mon, Oct 2nd, 2017

Video: Nagpur airport to be developed by Singapore’s Changi airport authorities

Nagpur: Fresh from his South Korea and Singapore visit, the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has some words of appreciation for world class Changi airport in Singapore. Fadnavis informed on Monday that being one of the most excellent airports in the world, Changi airport would play a source of inspiration for the development of Nagpur and Pune airport. While Changi airport would serve as a special purpose vehicle for Pune airport, he also informed that Changi airport officials have also been invited to help out in the development of Nagpur Cargo and Airport. He reiterated that the experience of Changi airport officials would be utilised to bring out the best in Nagpur airport.

Fadnavis was addressing media persons here on Monday to brief on the progress of his dream project Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Expressway. He informed that the work on the project has been accelerated as the financial hurdle has been sorted out. The Union Finance Minister had a meeting with his South Korean counterpart and signed a bilateral agreement to fund the project. He said that South Korea government has agreed to provide financial assistance of 10 million dollar to India for the same. Express Way Corporation, which has constructed Express way between Seoul and Busan, along with another company HL Korea has jointly prepared a special purpose vehicle to utilize the credit for the Samruddhi project.

Works on for multimodal hub in Nagpur: Gadkari
Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari who was also present on the occasion said that a model of multimodal hub is being promoted to better the urban transit system. He informed that a meeting was also conducted recently to plan multimodal hub on 600 hectares of land at Ajni railway station in Nagpur. This patch of land is clubbed from 300 hectares of railways land and land from agriculture department and FCI. As per the minutes of the meeting it has been decided to construct passenger hub at Ajni and develop logistic hub in Khapri. Parking area would be developed for interstate, private, public and city buses. Gadkari also made a point to credit GST and cited the new tax regime as the reason behind Nagpur being developed as logistic hub. His ministry has also made the provision of Rs 800 crore for the same, he informed.