The Supreme Court cleared the path for construction of an international airport at Mopa in Goa by lifting the suspension on Environmental Clearance (EC) granted to the project
- Location: Mopa Airport is an under-construction greenfield airport being built at Mopa in North Goa district, Goa.
- Developer: GMR Goa International Airport Limited (GGIAL), a special purpose vehicle (SPV), will develop the airport.
- Timeline: PM Modi laid the foundation stone of the project in 2016. In March 2019, the Supreme Court suspended the Environmental Clearance (EC) granted for the project.
- Need of project: Goa’s current airport at Dabolim is a civil enclave operated by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) at a military airfield owned by the Indian Navy. Civilian and military operations share a common runway and result in severe airside congestion.
Source : All India Radio