Goa BJP MLA and former Goa environment minister , Alina Saldanha on Thursday admitted that the double tracking of the south western Indian railways, was carried out for handling coal from Goa.
Speaking to reporters in Panjim, Cortalim MLA said Double tracking can’t happen unless people of Goa are destroyed. She said that Nilesh cabral has yesterday agreed about maximum quantum of coal coming to Goa.
I have written to Union environment minister about damage that will be caused to the state, due the coal handling. It is union ministers responsibility to protect the environment . He is responsible for quality of air that people of Goa will face, said Alina.
Alina further informed media that, Goa Chief minister Pramod Sawant had assured to study the matter and work out a solution.