Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) has entered in to Lease Deed with M/s. Kargwal Constructions Private Limited registered before the Sub Registrar of IIhas, Panaji on 12/10/2010 and has leased River Zuari water area near Nauxim bay admeasuring 1 lakh sq.mts, told Goa revenue minister, Jennifer Monserrate responding to Curtorim MLA Aleixo Lourenco at the state legislative assembly on Monday
Monserrate in her written reply, further said that MPT is claiming to be owner of River Zuari area within its Port limits on the basis of the Notification GSR No. 1127(E) dated 31-08-2017 issued by the Ministry of Shipping (Ports Wing) under section 4 of the Indian Ports Act, 1908 (15 of 1908), read with clause (q) of Section 2 of Major Port Trusts Act, 1963 (38 of 1963) and in supersession of the Notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Shipping (Port Wing) GSR No. 1137 (E) dated 14/12/2016 notifying the extent of the limits of the Port of Mormugao. She asserted that no consent was issued by the Collectorate (North) to MPT.