Thursday, February 25, 2016

No problem in readmitting firm in RFP for Mopa airport, says Parsekar

Panaji: Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday said that his government has no problem in re-admitting Voluptas Developers, a firm originally selected along with four others, for participating in the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the construction of the proposed Mopa International Greenfield Airport, but later disqualified from this exercise.
It may be recalled that five firms namely Airports Authority of India (AAI), GVK Mumbai, GMR Airport, Essel Infra Mumbai and Voluptas Developers had qualified to participate in this exercise. Subsequently, Voluptas was dropped from the list, and it approached the Delhi High Court over the issue by filing a writ petition.
The High Court has issued notices to the state government as well as the Ministry of Home Affairs seeking their replies in this matter.
Speaking further, Parsekar said that the decision to disqualify the firm was taken following related recommendation of the Union Civil Aviation Ministry, as the firm had failed to get the mandatory security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs. “If the court desires, we have no reservation in re-admitting the firm,” he reiterated, stating that the choice with five firms would be much wider.
25/02/16 Navhind Times
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