Supreme Court lifts suspension of Environment Clearance on GMR Goa International Airport

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New Delhi : In a major boost to GMR Goa International Airport Limited (GGIAL), a subsidiary of GMR Infra, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on Thursday lifted the suspension on Environment Clearance imposed vide its Order dated March 29, 2019 on construction of new greenfield airport at Mopa, Goa.

This in effect will result in resumption of the construction activities at the project site to build a greenfield international airport at MOPA, Goa, by GGIAL in compliance with the conditions imposed under various Environment Clearances and adoption of zero carbon program voluntarily assured by GMR Group, to be overseen by National Environmental Engineering Research Institute.

This is a leap of faith reposed on the GMR Group which has always been dedicated towards maintaining the balance of sustainable development. The commitment of GMR Group to ensure compliance of best practices in maintaining and developing world class airports has been reaffirmed.

 “We welcome the verdict of the Honourable Supreme Court of India. We plan to commence work for the new airport in Goa soon, in compliance with the orders of the Honourable Supreme Court. The new airport at MOPA is expected to enhance tourism and employment opportunities in Goa and open up new avenues for boosting the economy of the State. GMR Group assures its continued services towards nation building” A GMR Group Spokesperson said.

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