Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation V.Okay. Singh on Wednesday clarified that Dabolim airport in Goa is not going to be shut down, however will run concurrently with the brand new Mopa airport for financial development.
After the opposition events focused the Goa authorities alleging that it’s secretly attempting to shut the Dabolim airport, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant clarified that even after Mopa airport is operational, it is not going to be shut down.
On Wednesday, the Civil Aviation Minister additionally clarified concerning the plans to maintain Dabolim operational.
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“To develop the financial system of the coastal state by attracting vacationer footfall, there’s a want for extra connectivity, which might be dealt with by Dabolim in addition to Mopa airports. Each the airports are going to operate and the Centre may be very clear about it,” he advised reporters right here throughout his go to to the coastal state.
“Doubts have been created within the minds of the folks that after Mopa is made operational, Dabolim airport will probably be shut down. That is an unfounded notion. We’re very clear that in June 2010, a choice was taken by the cupboard that each airports will run,” he mentioned.
“Not one of the airports will probably be shut down. We are going to give extra connectivity to the brand new Mopa airport. We may also develop Dabolim in connectivity. Extra site visitors will probably be dealt with by Mopa. Don’t get carried away by rumors and perceptions. Site visitors administration will probably be carried out in such a means that it’s going to profit each the airports,” he mentioned. “If we need to enhance the footfall of vacationers and the financial system of Goa then we should enhance (air) site visitors,” minister Singh mentioned.
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