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Mopa Airport Woes

Debating the Proposed Airport in North Goa

A proposed new airport in North Goa has brought to the fore the old North Goa–South Goa feud. With the current Bharatiya Janata Party government determined to make the project a success, they could ride roughshod over concerns, environmental as well as political.

If the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led state government has its way, Goa will have a new operational international airport in five years from now. The proposed airport will be located on the Mopa plateau in Pernem taluka in North Goa, near the Maharashtra border. But although the project is backed by strong political and commercial interests, it has encountered stiff opposition from other quarters. This commentary examines how the proposed Mopa airport has polarised public opinion in India’s smallest state.

From Dabolim to Mopa

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