SC ALLOWS RESUMPTION OF MOPA AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION

The Supreme Court of India, on Thursday allowed resuming the construction of an international airport at Mopa in Goa.  The court in recent past had suspended all construction activities for the greenfield project, ordering status quo in the case, after green activist had challenged that GMR had razed voluminous trees at the Mopa site.

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On 18 January 2019, the SC had ordered the Goa government and GMR Goa International Airport Ltd to maintain status quo on the under-construction airport due to environmental impact.

 

Construction of phase 1 of the airport was underway when the top court had given its order. As per the concession agreement with GMR Airports Ltd, the airport was to be commissioned by September 2020.

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