About 60 protestors were detained when they protested during a survey conducted by the police officials for the construction of the link road to an under construction airport at Mopa in North Goa. However, they were released later in the evening.
Also, the villagers protested earlier against the land acquisition for the same.
“I held two meetings with the people who protested. We have told them we want the resolve their issues. We had held meetings and opened all options for them.”- Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant told reporters.
The Deputy Chief Minister, Manohar Ajgaonkar said, ” They had claimed that there homes and farms would be lost in the wake of the project. That’s why they have told the government to carry out the survey to assess these claims.”