Thursday, June 5, 2014

Probe about Aranmula International Airport project

Sudhir Neerattupuram


The National Green Tribunal has cancelled the environmental clearance given to the proposed International Airport at Aranmula on 28 May 2014.  The tribunal has observed that the KGS group had secured the sanction by producing false information and the project will ruin the ecosystem in Aranmula. KGS Group said that they are already spent Rs. 420 crore for this project. As per Abraham Kalamannil’s (the old land owner) statement he sell the land only for Rs. 52 crore. Till date there is nothing will happen. KGS co. will say the real expenses of the said amount. They get all the sanctions from various local, Punchayat, District, State, Central Departments through illegal ways. Enquire about the kickbacks given to the Govt. officials, State-Central political leaders, rulers etc. Helpers of the all persons included this project will find out and arrest them and also given maximum punishment.

The old land owner Abraham Kalamannil says that Robert Vadra behind KGS group. Rs.2,000-crore KGS Aranmula international airport project in Kerala suffered a huge setback.  The airport complex, said to be the first private international airport in the country, is based in Aranmula in Pathanamthitta district in an area of 700 acres.

Environmental issues concerning the controversial airport project at Aranmula can never be resolved through dialogues, Aranmula Heritage Village Action Council chief patron Kummanam Rajashekharan (Kerala State Organizing Secretary at VHP), has said. His case against KGS was now succeeded.  Kummanam Rajasekharan has demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy The state government should take up the moral responsibility for its role in supporting the KGS Group-backed project.  The UDF Government had vested interests in the project by taking up 10 per cent share capital and gave clearances for the project in violation of Land Reforms Act and Paddy field and Watersheds Protection Act of 2008. Chandy owes an answer to the people of Aranmula and the state for the government’s role in promoting the project, he said.

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