what is wrong with an airport in aranmula ?
1. where is the need ?
where was the need for cochin airport
50 years back ? or a railway line 200 years
back ? or kochi metro 10 years back ?
the fact is that this infrastructure will
definitely find use 5 years from now
and will be indispensable from say the
tenth year onwards.
let us not be shortsighted while
assessing infrastructure needs.
2. is it not upsetting the ecological balance ?
probably yes. as is reported if it is going
to create an island in the centre of a vast
paddy field blocking water flow and
obstructing natural movement, yes, it will
damage the ecology.
but let us know how big the damage is.
and if remedial action is possible . at the
cost and responsibility of the airport company.
if nothing is possible let us debate whether
it is a reasonable price to pay for development.
let us not use the ecology sword and
cut down all developments.
3. didnt the green court say
the study was not proper
and the feed back arrangement inadequate ?
let us have a proper assessment by the best agency
and put the report on public domain long enough to
collect all the feed back.
let us not discard the whole book saying it
contains spelling mistakes which can easily
be corrected in the next edition
if development calls for a little partiality
let us show that partiality consciously