Airport project: BJP to file review petition before EAC

Kochi: BJP in Kerala today said it would file a review petition before the Environment Ministry's Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC), seeking quashing of its decision to grant Terms of Reference to the project proponent to conduct yet another Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed Aranmula airport.

State BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekharan claimed the project proponent KGS group, which was trying to push the airport project, was not eligible to conduct further studies and alleged that the group had "violated" all laws, including the Kerala Land Reform Act and Environment Protection laws.

"If they are planning to go ahead with the project, we will resist it with all our strength. We will file a review petition before the EAC, requesting them to quash its decision to grant ToR for conducting yet another EIA for the airport.

The review petition will be filed in two days," he told reporters here.