Kerala govt’s reluctance to revise feasibility report might have proved costly for Sabarimala airport project

The  Kerala Government’s inaction in timely intervening and setting right the lapses contained in the techno-economic feasibility report (TEFR) prepared by the private consultant Louis Berger has played a part in the decision of the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to reject the proposal for the Sabarimala greenfield airport at Cheruvally Estate.

It is reliably learnt that before sending it to the DGCA, the government knew that the feasibility report was not comprehensive and there were shortcomings in it, but it did not do anything to rectify it.