Goa Government seeks Central nod for greenfield airport

July 13th, 2008 - 10:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh

Panaji, July 13 (ANI): The Goa Government will formally present a report tomorrow to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh seeking his nod for a greenfield international airport at Mopa in North Goa .

Chief Minister Digamber Kamat said this in Panaji on Sunday.

This would be the second airport in the tourist state, which is already equipped with an international airport at Dabolim.

The international airport at Mopa ran into controversy after a certain section of politicians including the then MP Churchill Alemao opposed the project.

In his extensive campaign, Alemao alleged that Mopa project, tucked on Goa-Maharashtra border, would be more beneficial to the neighbouring state than Goa .

Worries were raised that the Mopa airport will force closure of existing Dabolim airport, which will adversely affect the tourism industry in South Goa . (ANI)

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