PANAJI: Central Empowered Committee(CEC) constituted by Supreme Court of India will visit Goa and Karnataka from January 20-24 to study the three infra projects passing through Goa and Karnataka forest.
During the visit, the CEC comprising of Chairman Amarnath Shetty, Member Secretary Mahendra Vyas and A D N Rao, Amicus Curie will visit the site of proposed 4 lane highway, Tanmar Power line and double tracking of railway from Jan 20 to 24.
They will hold meetings with the project officials, government officers and locals. Their visit is connection with the application filed by Goa Foundation regarding three linear project.
The National Board of Wildlife (NBW) has granted its green signal to the proposed project running from Tinaighat-Castlerock (Karnataka) to Caranzol (Goa), passing through protected areas like Dandeli-Anshi tiger reserve, Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem National Park.
The clearance comes even as the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) of the Supreme Court, that is hearing the complaint filed by NGO Goa Foundation, is scheduled to visit the State this month to inspect the three infrastructure projects – double tracking of railway line, power transmission and national highway expansion – proposed within the protected areas.