Foundation Stone Laid For Navi Mumbai International Airport
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, attended the groundbreaking ceremony of Navi Mumbai International Airport at a function in Navi Mumbai. He also dedicated the fourth container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
The Prime Minister said globalization is a reality of our times and to keep pace with globalization, we need top quality infrastructure. He said the Sagarmala project is ushering not only development of ports but also port-led development. The Government of India is devoting significant efforts towards the development of waterways.
He said the Navi Mumbai airport project has been pending for years. The delayed projects cause many problems, and the PRAGATI initiative had been initiated, to give priority to completion of projects.
India's aviation sector is growing tremendously, and there is a sharp increase in the number of people flying. This makes quality infrastructure in the aviation sector of prime importance, he added. The Union Government has brought an aviation policy that is transforming the sector. He added that a strong aviation sector also gives more economic opportunities. Better connectivity leads to more tourists coming to India, he said.