Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Kerala to go ahead with Aranmula airport

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Government on Wednesday said it would go ahead with the Chennai-based KGS group promoted Aranmula Airport project, notwithstanding the Parliamentary Standing Committee’s opposition to it.
“Permission for the Airport was accorded by the previous LDF government and government is of the view that the Airport is necessary,” Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told reporters after a cabinet meeting here.
Chandy was reacting to the recommendation of the Parliamentary Standing Committee led by CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury to shelve the airport project holding that permission for the airport was obtained after violating rules.
“There is no change in the stand of the government, which has a 10 per cent stake in the project,” Chandy added.
08/05/13 PTI/Business Line