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State is the owner of Mopa Airport land, says Directorate of Civil Aviation

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Panaji: State government today said that it is the owner of the Mopa airport land and that it has just given only the Right of Way to GMR Airport for construction of the Greenfield international airport.

The Directorate of Civil Aviation has issued a clarification to the allegation levied by Congress Mandrem MLA Dayanand Sopte that the land is been mortgaged by GMR Airport to get the loan from the lenders.

 “The Directorate of Civil Aviation, in regard to the statement made by Dayanand Sopte, MLA Mandrem on Mopa Airport Project has clarified that Government has given only the Right of Way to GMR with respect to the land for construction of the Mopa Airport,” states the press statement issued by the Government

“The ownership of the land will remain with the Government and the land is not mortgaged by GMR to get loan from the lenders,” it added.

Further, it is informed that the revenue share payable by the Concessionaire to the Government is 36.99 percent.

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