Work to resume soon for airport in Goa: GGIAL

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) GMR Goa International Airport (GGIAL) said on Thursday that it will soon resume work for the new airport in Goa after the Supreme Court in a judgment lifted the suspension on environment clearance on the project.The Supreme Court in its judgment on Thursday lifted the suspension on environment clearance imposed vide its order dated March 29, 2019, on construction of new greenfield airport at Mopa, Goa.The company said the judgement in effect will result in resumption of construction activities at the project site in compliance with the conditions imposed under various environment clearances and adoption of zero carbon programme voluntarily assured by GMR Group.”We welcome the verdict of the Honourable Supreme Court of India. We plan to commence work for the new airport in Goa soon, in compliance with the orders of the Honourable Supreme Court,” a GMR Group spokesperson said in a statement. “The new airport at MOPA is expected to enhance tourism and employment opportunities in Goa and open up new avenues for boosting the economy of the state. GMR Group assures its continued services towards nation building,” the spokesman said. GGIAL is a subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure.At present, GMR Group’s airport portfolio comprises of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Mactan Cebu International Airport in partnership with Megawide in Philippines.–IANSrv/arm

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