The Commerce Ministry has cancelled the proposed 1,840-hectare multi-product special economic zone (SEZ) project being developed by the Adani Group at Mundra in Gujarat for violation of various norms.

The Adani Port and SEZ's (APSEZ) project was denotified as the proposal did not conform to contiguity norms and was in violation of the rule which requires that the SEZ site to be vacant before approval is sought, officials in the Commerce Ministry said.

Officials said the site was land-locked without means of proper transport alleging that Adani Group violated norms on this account.

An Adani Port & SEZ spokesperson said the company has over 6,473 hectare land notified multi-product SEZ which has no relation with the aforesaid SEZ. ``We had sought clearance for this additional land measuring 1,840 hectare for expansion in future. The clearance was turned down as the authorities felt that the proposed area lacked contiguity. We will seek clearance for this additional 1,840 hectare in due course,’’ it added. The SEZ, which is adjacent to existing tax-free zone of the company at the same place, was notified in March this year.

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