The government has cancelled 1,840-hectare multi-product special economic zone project being developed by Gujarat-based Adani Group at Mundra alleging violation of various norms.
The Adani Port and SEZs (APSEZ) project,a commerce ministry official said,was denotified as the proposal did not conform to contiguity norms and was in violation of the rule which requires that the SEZ site to be vacant before approval is sought.
Besides,the site was land-locked without means of proper transport,the official said,adding,They had violated these three norms. Because of this,we have denotified their SEZ. An Adani Port & SEZ spokesperson said,The company has over 6,473 hectare land notified multi-product Special Economic Zone which has no relation with the aforesaid SEZ.
We had sought clearance for this additional land measuring 1,840 hectare for expansion in future. The clearance was turned down as the authorities felt that the proposed area lacked contiguity. We will seek clearance for this additional 1,840 hectare in due course.
The government official too said that the project developer can approach the Board of Approval in the commerce ministry again to seek fresh permission.