India's Mumbai airport opens amid controversy

Slum dwellers evicted to make way for new terminal accuse the government of not keeping its promises.

    India’s financial capital Mumbai has a new airport terminal with flights scheduled to arrive in the early hours on Wednesday.

    At a cost of nearly cost nearly $2bn, 1,200 slum dwellers were forced to move to make way for the new project.

    And the people who were evicted are now accusing the government for not staying true to its promises.

    Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman reports from Mumbai.

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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