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Goa to float global tenders for new airport soon

First published: December 8, 2012, 6:02 PM IST | Updated: December 8, 2012
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Goa to float global tenders for new airport soon
The cost of the Mopa airport would be around Rs 3000 cr and it is likely to become operational in four years.

Kolkata: Goa would float global tenders for its greenfield airport at Mopa in North Goa by the end of the current financial year, Chief Minister of the state Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday. "We would like to float global tenders for the Mopa airport by March," Parrikar told reporters on the sidelines of panIIT conference in Kolkata.

Parrikar, an IIT graduate, said that the existing airport at Dabolim was totally saturated. The new airport would be built on public-private partnership basis with land to be given by the government.

He said that the cost of the airport would be around Rs 3000 crore, adding that the government had earmarked 2500 acre for it. The airport is likely to become operational in four year's time, he said. Air traffic to Goa was expected to double from three million to six million in three years, Parrikar said.

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