The existing airport at Mumbai, is fast reaching saturation and scope for further enhancement of passenger and cargo handling facilities along with aircraft maintenance and city side facilities appear very limited.
Enhancement of aviation facilities in MMR is critical for maintaining Maharashtra’s leadership in attracting Foreign Direct Investment and cementing Mumbai’s future as an International Financial Centre.
The air travel demand forecasts for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region reveal that demand will grow from 30 million passengers per annum in the year 2012-13 to over 100 million passengers per annum by 2030-31.
The Mumbai airport alone will be unable to handle such an increase in demand. It is therefore imperative to build a second Airport for MMR.