Goa: No lanterns, kites flying near the airport, please!

The South Goa district administration on Monday imposed a ban on flying lantern kites and using laser beams within 2 km of the state’s only airport, the Dabolim International Airport.

The ban, according to a statement issued by the South Goa district administration, would be in force for a period of 60 days.

District Magistrate, South Goa, has imposed a complete ban on lantern kites, wish kites and use of laser beams within 2 km of the Dabolim International Airport as they are a potential threat to flight operations, the statement said.

Recently, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar held a meeting of MOPA Airport Development Authority (MADA) to review various projects at his residence.

During the meeting, Parrikar had extensive project review on various aspects of the development of the airport. He further emphasized on the benefits of various economic and employment opportunities that will be generated due to the projects.

The Chief Minister also discussed functional mechanisms required for MADA and approved bare minimum requirement of personnel, the opening of bank accounts and opening head of account in the budget 2019-20, the statement further said.

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