Stakeholders discuss issues related to Purandar airport project

Sakal Times
Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Pune: Pune District Collector Saurabh Rao has asked Dorsch company, which is preparing the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Purandar airport project, to include topological and hydrological study of the area on the proposed land of Purandar airport. 

Pune: Pune District Collector Saurabh Rao has asked Dorsch company, which is preparing the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Purandar airport project, to include topological and hydrological study of the area on the proposed land of Purandar airport. 

A meeting of stake holders including Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited(MSEDCL), Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Limited (MSRDC), Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC), Irrigation Department and other government officials took place on Tuesday to discuss solutions to various issues of the Purandar airport. 

Rao said issues of water supply, electricity and road connectivity were discussed in the meeting. "Four roads connecting to Purandar airport will have to be developed to connect it to the city and so we have planned widening of road from Urali Kanchan to Saswad, from Hadapsar to Saswad via Diveghat. Similarly, two ring roads will be developed including one by PMRDA and other by MSRDC," added Rao. 

He said for water connectivity three solutions have been planned with the help of officials from Irrigation Department. "Either we can fetch water from Veer dam or we can lift water from Nazare dam. Similarly water can also be drawn from Neera river. To understand the water requirement for Purandar airport and water availability in the area, we will have to do a study," added Rao. 

Rao said he was informed by MSEDCL officials that there will be no issues of electricity supply for the proposed airport. He has asked MSRDC and PMRDA to do a study on options for a dedicated road connectivity of the airport with the city. "To prepare the detailed project report, the company will take 2 to 3 months of time. Following which tenders will be called for development work of the airport which will take another 5 to 6 months," added Rao.  

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