A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Friday directed the State government to produce all the reports and documents based on which an in-principle sanction had been granted by it for constructing a Greenfield airport at Aranmula.

The Bench comprising Justice T.R. Ramachandran Nair and Justice Abraham Mathew directed the Airports Authority of India to file an affidavit regarding the recommendations made by it after its team visited the proposed airport site.The Bench issued the directives when a case initiated suo motu based on a report of the Ombudsman for Travancore and Cochin Devaswom Boards came up for hearing.

In an affidavit, the government had said that an in-principle approval had been given for the airport by the Industries Department on the condition that the land for the airport should be found out by the company on its own in accordance with the prevailing laws. It was told by KGS Group, a private company, that KITCO had only conducted a feasibility study during the initial stage of the project and they had not recommended any reduction in the height of the gold mast or displacement of Gopuram of the Aranmula Parthasarathy temple.

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