Dabolim airport won’t shut: Parrikar
While justifying the Mopa airport project, chief minister Manohar Parrikar said Vascoites should not have any apprehensions over the continuation of Dabolim airport.
Addressing a public meeting as part of the 'Jansampark Abhiyan' in the port town of Vasco, Parrikar assured Vascoites that Dabolim will also co-exist and operate with better facilities with a new terminal building.
He also said that a parking facility for 1,500 vehicles would be created.
Stating that the Dabolim airport has reached a saturation point, he said "If Goa doesn't come up with Mopa airport, then the neighbouring state, Maharashtra, is all set to build one," he said.
Replying to the request of Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida, Parrikar said the pending work of the highway project will be completed.
Mormugao MLA and power minister Milind Naik said "We have asked the government as well as MPT that the highway should not go up to Sada. Instead, a flyover should be built from Ravindra Bhavan to MPT berth No.9."
Responding to the demand to improve the water supply situation, the chief minister said a new strategy is being evolved to solve the water woes by 2014. [TOI]