Finally the work of most controversial Mopa airport will begin in mid 2009 and the Airport will be fully functional by 2019 according to the information provided by Goa’s Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar. As per the news published by the local daily “Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Thursday said that the government would not abandon the Mopa Greenfield International Airport and that the work on construction of the new airport would begin by June 2016 and its first phase would be made operational by 2019.”
Parsekar was replying to the queries of the members of the house during the debate, he said that five companies had submitted their offers for the construction of the new airport and the government would evaluate the proposals submitted by them before awarding the contract to successful bidders by December 2015 and work would begin by June 2016.
Meanwhile the Bombay High Court at Goa has allowed the Leading Hotels Pvt. Ltd. to continue the construction of two model Villas as per the license granted to the company for its Tiracol Golf course project. High Court had rejected the petition filed by the Goa Foundation through its Lawyer Norma Alvares seeking the stay order for this project.
Finally things are falling on the place. The agitated Mopa airport will be on its way to commence the operations in 2019 while another project of Leading Hotels will also start sowing the seeds of construction from this year. It makes clear that whatever may be the beginning but the end results are always good and in favour of the ruling government. People of Goa always agitate when development takes place around but sooner or later government paves its way to accomplish the goal. This only results into nothing but loss of time and in some case lives too. People become martyrs in petty issues and history keeps repeating. Please do leave your valuable comments and suggestions of this issue.
Source: Various Sources.