Thursday, October 05, 2017

Mopa airport: 14 families to get land, houses

Panaji: Fourteen families affected by the Mopa international airport project will be rehabilitated by the state government. Each family will get land of 800 sqm and a constructed house in Cansarvornem in Pernem taluka, chief minister Manohar Parrikar announced after the cabinet meeting on Wednesday. He said that the state government will earn a revenue of Rs 15 lakh per day from the project once the Mopa international airport becomes functional.
"In case of the Mopa project, we have worked out the lowest cost of tendering than what is normally worked out by the public works department in the area. The cost is around 20% less in case of road works and around 4% lower in the case of building cost. Even if the project takes a little longer to complete, it is in the interest of the state. The state will get 36.99% of whatever the airport collects by way of revenue," said Parrikar.
He said that the government has also reserved land in Cansarvornem as grazing ground for the livestock of the 14 families who are being rehabilitated, as some of the families belong to the dhangar community and their livelihood depends on the cattle they own.
05/10/17 Times of India
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