New airport, MTHL will commence together: Prithviraj Chavan (DNA)
Assuring that the government was committed to give the city a new airport along with direct connectivity, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday made it clear that mistakes made in the bidding process for the 21-km-long Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link (MTHL) will not be repeated, hinting that the vital project may be retained by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC).
Government officials have been enthusiastic about the new proposed airport, which recently sought environmental clearances from the Centre. However, nothing much has been happening on the vital connectivity with the airport, particularly on the MTHL — about 20-km elevated link, which has sea link of 18 km.
Referring to the proposed Navi Mumbai international airport, Chavan said that both the crucial projects of Navi Mumbai will now go hand in hand.