Sunday, March 17, 2013

NEWS | Environment ministry panel favours green clearance to international airport at Kannur

 A high-level environment ministry panelhas recommended granting green clearance to build aninternational airport at north Kerala's Kannur district. 

The decision to recommend the environmental clearance for the airport was taken at the recent meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) for Building Construction, Coastal Regulation Zone, Infrastructure Development and Miscellaneous projects.

The project involves construction of International Airport at Keezhallur and Pazhassi Panchayat in Thalassery in a total land area of 525.50 hectares with a proposed built-up area of 50,000 sq mtr. 

A final decision on the matter will be taken by Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan, sources said. 

The project proponents have been asked to submit details regarding the intersection plan of the proposed second approach to the Airport, the energy and water conservation measures and the details of earth cutting and filling for the project before granting final approval. 


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