The Cabinet would consider the issue of the proposed KGS Aranmula International Airport in Pathanamthitta and take a decision on necessary steps to facilitate its implementation, Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash said here on Monday.

Responding to a question at a press conference here, the Minister said all the allegedly controversial decisions pertaining to the proposed project were taken during the tenure of the previous government controlled by the Left Democratic Front (LDF).

He said he could not understand why the then Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan should now take a stand contradicting what his government had done.

Transfer of officials

When asked about the transfer from Pathanamthitta district of the Revenue officials who had raised legal objections against the land transaction involved in this private project, Mr. Prakash said transfers were part of government service.

“Pathanamthitta being my home district, I am personally interested in seeing that this project becomes a reality, because it can contribute to the development of the region. The United Democratic Front (UDF) government supports the idea of this airport,” he said.

Mr. Prakash alleged that the people who opposed the project were not the people of Aranmula, but those from outside.

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