Aaditya Thackeray has urged Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia to improve the airports in Pune and Nashik

by Web Desk | Published: 08 Mar 2023

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Former Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray wrote to Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, suggesting that he explore establishing additional airports in Palghar district and Fardapur near Ajanta Caves. He also advised Scindia to look at the building of airports in Pune and Nashik. News organisation "I have written to the Federal Minister for Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia, setting on record pleas for the building of new airports in Palghar District and Fardapur, as well as clarification for airports in Pune and Nashik," Aaditya Thackeray was cited as saying by ANI.
"I hope he takes up the construction of these four airports," the Shiv Seva [UBT] leader continued, "since it would assist provide a boost to growth and enhance passenger connection, industry, agriculture, and tourism."  Thackeray scion stated in his March 3 letter that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated in her Budget address this year that 50 airports, helipads, and ports will be created or improved in India. He asked Scindia to make Maharashtra a key growth region for the Civil Aviation Department.
"We heard mention of 50 airports/helipads/ports to be developed/upgraded in India during the introduction of the "Budget 2023" by the Hon'ble Finance Minister. We were excited to learn about this announcement since it would undoubtedly usher in progress. But, the lack of specifics has created both optimism and confusion. I am writing to urge you to make Maharashtra a priority growth region for the Civil Aviation Department "He put pen to paper.
He stated that as a minister in the Maharashtra administration, he pushed numerous significant projects forward, including the Palghar Airport and the development of an airport in Fardapur. He stated that Mumbai would require a third airport within the next ten years and that one must be built in the Palghar area. He stated that the new airport will serve Mumbai's demands as well as the district's and the industrial belt's rising urban populations.
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