AERA Approves Passenger Fee to Fund Mumbai Airport’s Stations

On January 29, the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority approved (see: AERA’s order) the Mumbai International Airport Ltd.’s proposal to levy an additional fee on passengers using Mumbai’s Airport from April this year. The proceeds of this fee to be levied until 2021 are estimated to total Rs 518 crore and will directly go into funding the construction of the T1 (Domestic) and T2 (primarily International) metro stations that will be built as part of the metro’s 33.5 km line 3 from Colaba to SEEPZ. A 3rd station in MIAL’s premises at the Sahar Road will be financed by MIAL from their non-passenger revenue which includes property development and airline fees.

AERA's order after final consultations - Source: AERA

AERA’s order after final consultations – Source: AERA

With this approval, passengers flying domestic routes will be charged an additional Rs 20 while those flying international routes will be charged an additional Rs 120 from April 1, 2016 until March 31, 2021. This fee will be charged on top of the Development Fee of Rs. 100 and Rs. 600 that MIAL currently charges passengers flying domestic and international routes respectively out of the city.

As a reminder, in September 2015, MIAL had signed a MoU with the Mumbai Metro Rail Corp to contribute Rs 777 crore (funded by passengers through this fee) towards the development of 3 stations at CSIA Domestic, Sahar Road and CSIA International. Each station has been estimated to cost Rs 200 crores while their electro-mechanical works is estimated at Rs 177 crores. All 3 stations are part of contract UGC-06 for which the J.Kumar Infraprojects Ltd & China Railway No.3 Engineering Group Co. Ltd JV emerged as the lowest bidder when the financial bids for the line’s construction were opened on October 5 2015.

Here are the locations of these stations:

Location of 3 stations in Airport premises

Location of the 3 metro stations in Mumbai Airport’s premises

If you’re interested to know more about the CSIA International (T2) station – its location and initial design renderings of the GVK Skycity commercial district that will be built around it, then check out this post.

On a side note – All 7 contracts for the line’s construction are expected to be handed to the lowest bidders on February 15 after which preliminary ground work will begin in April. For information on the lowest bidders, please see: Financial Bid Info Submitted by Infra Companies to Build Mumbai Metro’s Line 3 (Colaba-SEEPZ).

For more updates on Mumbai’s metro, check out the Mumbai section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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