Friday, December 07, 2018

Mopa greenfield airport notified as prohibited area

Panaji: The state government has notified the international greenfield airport at Mopa as a prohibited area. A government official explained that the notification of an airport area as a restricted zone was mandatory as per civil aviation guidelines.
“The government of Goa hereby declares the Mopa airport area, as defined in Clause (e) of Section 2 of the Goa (Mopa Airport Development Authority) Act, 2018 (Goa Act No. 10 of 2018) to be a prohibited place for the purposes of the said act, for a period of two years,” the notification issued by home department under-secretary Neetal Amonkar, stated.
Phase I of the airport project is expected to be completed soon, including the airport terminal building. Sources said the special purpose vehicle, GMR Goa International Airport Ltd, has already submitted design inputs to Engineers India limited (EIL), a government of India undertaking, for its comments and approval.
07/12/18 Times of India