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Goa CM to personally review progress of Mopa project

PANAJI: Chief minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday mentioned he will in my opinion evaluation the development of the Greenfield International Airport at Mopa frequently, so that each one essential steps are taken as in keeping with the directions of the Supreme Court that can permit paintings to restart.

Sawant held an in depth discussion regarding the Supreme Court judgment at the Mopa airport venture, during which the environmental clearance granted by means of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has been suspended.

The evaluation assembly used to be attended by means of Govind Jaiswal, secretary-Environment, Suresh Shanbhogue, director Civil Aviation, R V Sheshan, CEO, GMR Goa International Airport Limited (GGIAL) and different senior officers of GGIAL.

The have an effect on of the judgment at the venture used to be additionally mentioned. The apex courtroom has remanded the matter to the Expert Appraisal Committee. Shanbhogue informed the executive minister that transient suspension of the environment clearance might extend the venture timeline, particularly in view of the monsoon.

GGIAL is lately facing a loss of Rs 50 lakh in keeping with day because of extend in execution of the Mopa venture, the concessionaire has mentioned in its affidavit sooner than the Supreme Court.

The Court’s suspension of the environmental clearance for the airport will also incur further price for the venture.

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