Mumbai needs a brand new airport. Discuss.

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  1. tarunraju

    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    A brand new airport. Not a new terminal. Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport simply doesn't have the runways and tarmac to become a 50+ million pax/yr airport, and it's already clocking 42 million. This is a recipe for disaster, especially with the intersecting runway design of the airport, and its ATC being unable to handle more than 40 movements/hr.

    Heck, as if that isn't bad, CSIA doesn't even have land to implement its own development plan. There isn't even enough land to build Terminal 2's second radial concourse. To prove that CSIA doesn't even have the land for T2's second radial concourse, I selected the first radial concourse in Photoshop, flipped in horizontally, made the layer 50% opaque, and tried to overlap it where CSIA's planners hoped to build the second radial concourse. See what happens? Half the concourse and its tarmac/apron are completely outside CSIA land, and even over a storm drain which floods each monsoon! What the fuck were the planners thinking?!?

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    The best bet is to build a proper H-type or N-type airport elsewhere. Maybe it has to eat into some of the forest near Kandivali East, or dredged out mangrove land near Vikhroli, or even the Indian mainland. But this city needs a brand freaking new airport with enough land to keep it expanding till it serves 100 million pax/yr.

    Hyderabad is nowhere in the league of Mumbai in terms of passenger movements, but at least the government allocated the current airport enough land to keep it ticking till 2035.

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    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Are they buliding one in panvel

    Slums near by Airport is main cluprit and also security hazard but since its miniority controlled aera nobody would touch it
     
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    there's a documentary about CSIA on NGC. should watch it.
     
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    saty Tihar Jail Banned

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    How on earth any one can think to build a brand new Airport in Mumbai?.

    Hyderabad Airport

    Land ..... 5500 acres core.btw NO 3/4 stair buildings are allowed till some 2KM surroundings.
    Distance..... 30 km away from main city.
    Connectivity.... dedicated express way.

    Mumbai.... an Island.
    Only choice.. Build a new Air port in 30 KM surroundings of Navi Mumbai or forget it.
     
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    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    Hyderabadis took the prospect of an airport that was 50 km away from city (now 30 km away due to city expansion) with great shock. But they came around to it. Mumbai needs a really, really big airport (bigger than IGIA Delhi), spread over no less than 10,000 acres. It will need an airport-express metro as well as a dedicated expressway. They sound expensive, but the State can afford an undertaking this big, and it will secure air travel for the next 30 years. CSIA can continue to serve domestic and select international traffic and chew up to 45 million pax/yr even in the future. Plenty of big cities in the world are served by multiple airports.
     
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    Panvel airport is not gonna happen in near future , I heard Pawar is not interested at this point in time.
     
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    http://www.cidco.maharashtra.gov.in/NMIA_AbouttheProjects.aspx
    http://www.cidco.maharashtra.gov.in/NMIA_Implementation_Costs.aspx

    This link to CIDCO project has all the project details for Navi Mumbai ariport. It looks like operational year for Phase 1 is 2017. :)

     
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    They can do something like this near the gorai region, already a coastal highway is planned. There are no tall structures around, also it can be converted to tourist hotspot since its green and beaches. Its much closer than Navi Mumbai.

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    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    Look up Tokyo-Haneda Airport. It's even more fascinating, and built entirely on reclaimed land.

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    I doubt that , somebody bloody NGO would go in NGT and claim environment is begin damaged and work should be immediately stooped and airport should be shifted somewhere else

    Are there magroves in there region ???

    Allready this ngo`s have formed an association and have demanded all under construction metor line should be undergorund
     
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    For this to work we have to shrug off our Socialist mindset and think big. Modi has the credentials for this, but unfortunately the local leadership in Maharashtra who has to spearhead this is not capable of such a project
     

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