Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Congress asks Goa BJP government to put Mopa airport on hold

Panaji: The Congress Legislative Party (CLP) asked BJP-led Goa government today to keep on hold the proposed greenfield airport at Mopa, a facility which was approved by the UPA government.
CLP spokesman Aleixo Lourenco told reporters that the Mopa airport, for which land has been acquired, could wait until the state uses facilities at existing Dabolim airport to the optimum.
Lourenco said that a resolution asking the state government not to hurry the Mopa airport was adopted unanimously during the CLP meeting today which was attended by majority of its members.
He said that the Dabolim airport is being expanded with funds from the central government and its capacity would be enhanced.
07/08/13 PTI/Business Standard