Hill cutting, levelling begin at Panvel airport site, Central bodies help
The development of land at the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport site has taken off, project implementing authority the City and Industrial Development Corporation said on Saturday. Hill cutting and leveling are being carried out under the supervision of Central agencies to ensure that locals and the people working at the site are not troubled, it said.
Prajakta Lavangare, joint managing director of CIDCO said that they have engaged the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research, Dhanbad as Technical Advisor for blasting operation at Ulwe hill. “These are renowned central agencies and they have extensive knowledge on noise, vibration and visual impacts of blasting (controlled blasting & plasma blasting) operations,” said Lavangare.
The land development in the core airport areas will be carried out on 1,161 ha. spanning nearly 6 km from east to west and 2.5 km from north to south. “Land development for the airport will be carried out in three parts,” said a senior technical officer from CIDCO.
In the initial stage of land development, the Ulwe hill will be cut and reduced up to 8.00 mt and leveling work will be carried out in the remaining part using rock and earth fill …read more