Panjim: The Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar today informed State Assembly that there could be a delay in the commissioning of phase I of Mopa Airport due to stay on tree cutting earlier and status quo ordered by the Supreme Court this month.
In a written reply in response to a question asked by BJP MLA Rajesh Patnekar, the Chief Minister, who also holds Aiprort Portfolio, he said, ‘Construction of Phase I of Mopa Airport has commenced and is expected to be commissioned by September 2020 as per Concession Agreement.
“As per Concession Agreement the Phase I of the airport is to be commissioned by September 2020. However, there could be a delay in the commissioning of Phase I due to stay on tree cutting earlier and status quo ordered by the Supreme Court vide order dated 18/1/2019,” he further stated.
He said the airport would be constructed in four phases with design capacity of 4.4 million passengers per annum (mppa), 5.8 mppa, 9.4 mppa and 13.1 mppa.