India to get its second biggest airport, after Mumbai, in Goa’s Mopa district

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May 03, 2018: Goa, state in India’s western part, is all geared up to get country’s second biggest airport, after Mumbai, in its Mopa district.

The Union Government has announced plans for the same with an aim to position the major state of India as a logistics hub.

The four coastal states in the western part of the country, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Goa, will benefit greatly from the biggest airport, after Mumbai, to be constructed in Mopa.

The latest press release issued by the government mentioned: “A joint team of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Commerce Logistics Department will visit Goa on May 7-8, 2018 to facilitate the development of cargo hubs at the new airport to be constructed at Mopa in Goa. The team will meet Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industries to work together in order to leverage the advantages the State offers in terms of connectivity to the coastal belt of Western India.”

Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu had announced last week that Goa will become a logistics hub of India after a second airport becomes functional in 2020 in the state.

After the development of this airport, Goa will have two airports - Dabolim and Mopa.

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