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Goa Mopa Airport clears NGT hurdle

The controversial Mopa International Airport pushed forward by the BJP-led government with tacit understanding with the Opposition Congress in Goa has overcome the National Green Tribunal (NGT) hurdle as the appeal filed against the granting of environmental clearance (EC) has been disposed off.

Confirming the news to media, Suresh Shanbogue, Director, Civil Aviation, said “There was no stay on the project. But the confusion on the earlier order has now being cleared and work can now commence at a fast pace with as the environmental clearance issue has been resolved.”

The state government is confident of commissioning the airport by 2020.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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