Goa: Request to Deora to Shift Dabolim Airport Petrol Pump

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Shantaram Naik, member of Rajya Sabha has requested the Union Minister for Petroleum, Murali Deora to direct the Indian Oil Corporation to shift their petrol pump presently located in the vicinity of the Dabolim Airport as the area is required for the expansion of the Dabolim Airport.

Naik who met Deora late in the evening on friday in a hotel at Benaulim, informed the minister that Indian Oil Corporation has a fuel pump occupying abour 1.8 acres in the vicinity of their port and unless the said pump is shifted Apron Expansion and Parallel Taxi Track construction connected with the up gradation of Dabolim Airport cannot be taken up. Naik informed the minister that the Indian Navy has also the Airport Authority of India have already requested the Indian Oil Corporation in this regard, but, till today the IOC has not heeded to the request.

Shantaram Naik M P discussing with Murili Deora, Union Minister for Petroleum at a hotel at Benaulim, Goa. Altinho Gomes is also seen in the photograph.

Naik informed the minister that an alternate site for locating the petrol pump has also been suggested to IOC and that, it is learnt that the Indian Navy and the Airport Authority of Indian are willing to consider any other site that may be suggested by the IOC. Deora assured Naik to look into the matter by discussion with the officials. Altinho Gomes, General Secretary of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee accompanied Naik.

Courtesy: daijiworld

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