The Mumbai International Airport Ltd. (MIAL) on April 1 started to levy an additional fee on passengers embarking from Mumbai’s Airport. Their proposal was approved by the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) in January and allows MIAL to charge an additional fee of Rs 20 from each domestic traveler and Rs 120 from each international traveler.
The proceeds of this fee, to be levied until March 31 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 which will be built as part of the 33.5 km line 3 from Colaba to SEEPZ. A 3rd station in MIAL’s premises at Sahar Road will be financed by MIAL from their non-passenger revenue which includes property development and airline fees.
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 are 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:
If you’re interested to know more about the CSIA International (T2) station – its location and the initial design renderings of the GVK Skycity commercial district that will be built around it, then check out this post.
On a side note – the 7 contracts for this line’s construction are expected to be handed over to the lowest bidders any time now. Read more about that here: JICA Approves Higher Bids for Mumbai’s Colaba – SEEPZ line
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