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Union Cabinet approves construction of international airport at Navi Mumbai

The Union Cabinet today gave its In principle approval for the construction of a new international airport through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) at Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra.

New Delhi, May 31 : The Union Cabinet today gave its 'In principle' approval for the construction of a new international airport through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) at Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra.

The proposed airport will meet requirement of increasing air traffic in the Mumbai metropolis.

The Cabinet, at its weekly meeting here today, also gave the green signal for constitution of a "Tiger and Other Endangered Species Crime Control Bureau" (Wildlife Crime Control Bureau) with headquarters at New Delhi.

It will have four existing Regional Offices and three Sub Regional Offices, one new Regional Office and strengthening five existing sensitive border customs posts for overseeing works relating to trafficking of wildlife, their body parts and derivatives, with additional posts.

It also approved creation of a new post of Additional Director in the rank of Inspector General of Police (IGP).

And, in principle endorsement of the additional staff needed for the proper functioning of the Bureau.

The constitution of a multidisciplinary Bureau will conserve the natural heritage of the country by establishing a credible data base on wildlife items and trade, and helping to convict criminals and their accomplices at national and international levels.

It will facilitate training to the field staff in intelligence gathering, crime detection and prosecution. It will also strengthen the ongoing efforts for control of poaching and illegal trade. The Bureau will address the growing concern among public and media on wildlife crime and launch a meaningful initiative to combat illegal wildlife trade.

ANI

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