Airport promoters dismiss illegality

Published: 09th July 2013 12:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2013 12:53 PM   |  A+A-

KGS Aranmula International Airport Ltd has dismissed reports suggesting that it violated environmental laws for the new airport project.

“While it was alleged that the airport project was in violation of the provisions of the Kerala Conservation of Paddy and Wetlands Act 2008, the Kerala Land Reforms Act 1963, the Environment Protection Act, 1986 and the Land Acquisition Act, the Chennai Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has dismissed the petition filed by the Aranmula Heritage Village Protection Action Council”, said KGS officials in a statement.

Therefore the reports that NGT had granted an interim stay on the construction of the Aranmula airport is highly misleading, said KGS officials. The officials said that NGT has also set aside an earlier interim order passed by the bench. Through the petition, the petitioner had challenged the notification of the proposed airport site as an industrial belt and had objected to the NOC given by the state government for the project.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kerala news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp