Monday, September 10, 2018

Govt grounds aerodrome on Chilika

Bhubaneswar: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has cancelled the water aerodrome project at the Chilika lagoon following objections from the state government. It has also made clear its desire to develop the project in Odisha if the government provides it with an alternative site.

AAI chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra said: "Following a request from the state government through videoconferencing to cancel the project as it would affect Chilika's ecology, we have cancelled the project."

Making it clear that the AAI wants development of the state, Mohapatra said: "If the state government gives any proposal to develop a water aerodrome in the state, we will provide them all help. However, they have to submit the proposal within three weeks."
10/09/18 Subhashish Mohanty/Telegraph
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