Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Mopa airport panel seeks extension

Panaji: The Pratapsing Rane committee, constituted to review the proposed Mopa international airport project, today sought an extension of three months to six months as the term granted to it expires on April 29. The committee has also sought the help of technical experts to guide it.
The committee met at the official residence of the Chief Minister, Mr Pratapsing Rane. The meeting was attended by two MPs, Mr Shripad Naik (North Goa), Mr Churchill Alemao (South Goa), the Director of the Airport Authority of India at Dabolim airport, Mr Anuj Agarwal and the Chief Secretary, Mr J P Singh.
The joint secretary (civil aviation ministry), Mr Sanjay Narayan, who has been appointed as convenor of the committee could not attend the meeting. Besides, the Rajya Sabha MP, Mr Shantaram Naik, who is in Kerala as party observer, also could not attend the same.
The Chief Secretary told reporters that the committee has requested the civil aviation ministry to extend the term of the committee for either three months or six months as the period granted to the committee expires on April 29.
25/04/06 Navhind Times
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