AirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1716 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1696 times:
In the news today:
AAI wants to revive Juhu airport and use the runway. They propose to grab the exisiting juhu-tara road area along the juhu beach front also They plan to ask BMC to construct the road under ground beneath the airport.
1. is this feasible.
2. if it goes ahead and commercial traffic starts, wouldn't it be similar to Princess Julliana, St Maarten. Would love to have that view...
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1650 times:
This has got to be the stupidest idea I have ever seen.
I'd much prefer shutting down the entire airport and building a cross-airport road in the Nanavati Hospital area to link Linking Road with Juhu beach. That would help traffic flow immensely. Right now Juhu airport is a big plot of prime land sitting underutilized and taking up space.
Mumbai needs a second airport but IMHO it is best served by building a greenfield somewhere out in Navi Mumbai with strong intermodal transportation links (rail/highway network for freight, fast ferry to Nariman Point, etc...) than expanding Juhu, whose airspace overlaps with the international airport anyway.
Karan69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2911 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1576 times:
The new airport is already under construction, as not too long ago my friend was driving from Mumbai to Goa and happened to pass
"the huge site with New Mumbai Airport written and construction was in progress"
Jasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1568 times:
If this is true, they should have thought of it before they moved the parking lot!
It's now across the road from where it used to be and they've taken away a chunk of the airport to make room for it.
And Bombay really does not need a new airport. They really do need to bring all the terminals down and start from scratch. We might be the busiest in the entire region, but O'Hare we ain't. Besides, the advantaged of being in the middle of the city are immense.
I am unable to gain access to TOIs onlne edition. but if you pickup a copy of TOI of saturday, its there in the mumbai section. complete with diagrams also. in the mean time i will try to find the link...