India’s Supreme Court lifts ban on new Goa International AirportChristian Fernsby ▼ | January 21, 2020
A decisio by India’s Supreme Court has cleared the way for the construction of an international airport at Mopa in the southwest state of Goa.
Transport in India The project proponent shall bear the costs, expenses and fees of NEERI
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The court has lifted the suspension, subject to “numerous mitigatory conditions” and the acceptance of a supervisory body to ensure that the project complies with its environmental obligations. The decision says: “We direct the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute be appointed to oversee compliance with the directions cumulatively issued by this Court. The project proponent shall bear the costs, expenses and fees of NEERI.”
The project will now be taken forward by GMR Goa International Airport, a subsidiary of the GMR group. Environmental commitments made by GMR include making the airport zero carbon, and “maintaining the balance of sustainable development”. ■