Goa's Mormugao port might shut down if losses mount: Nitin Gadkari
Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari was speaking at a ceremony to launch an inland ferry service between the port town and Old Goa near here in the state's North district. "If you keep on opposing everything, then how would we be able to support the port? If the port does not get any consignment, it will have to be closed. If there are losses, it is difficult to give payment without any work," Gadkari said in an indirect reference to the protests against the alleged pollution caused by the port's handling of coal.
Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari today said that the continued losses at the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) might result in its shutdown. The MPT is facing a crisis as handling of coal has stopped due to protests. Image source: PTI