Kerala: Govt to go ahead with Aranmula airport

Congress-led UDF government in Kerala today said it would go ahead with the Aranmula Airport project in the private sector for which sanction was given by the previous LDF regime.

Updated: Mar 08, 2012, 14:05 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress-led UDF government
in Kerala today said it would go ahead with the Aranmula
Airport project in the private sector for which sanction was
given by the previous LDF regime.

Government after discussion has decided to go ahead with
the project, Industries Minister P K Kunhalikutty told the
Assembly.

Replying to a submission, Kunhalikutty said government was
of the view that the airport was necessary and it would
accelerate growth of Central Travancore.

Referring to complaints from local people that land not
required for the Airport project has also been mentioned as
`land for industrial purpose`, he said government would
correct the mistake and land necessary for constructing the
airport only would come under the purview of `industrial
purposes`.

Necessary de-notification order in this regard would be
issued soon, he said.

Raising the issue, K Sivadaasan Nair (Cong), member from
Aranmula Assembly segment, said land notification order on the
project had caused apprehension among the people and wanted
the government to take steps to alleviate their fears.

PTI