Aranmula airport project was given green signal on condition that alternate land equal to the paddy fields already filled by the promoters is to be given to Government. Still the 350 acres of paddy fields will be lost to the people forever. Here comes the question whether an airport is required at Aranmula, which is in between Trivandrum and Cochin airports, just about 150 kilometrers or around 3 hours journey away. To avoid this journey do we need destruction of 500 acres of valuable agricultural land and wasting of 2000 crores of rupees?
Already we have three airports in the small densely populated state of Kerala, which cannot afford any more. The Aranmula airport is the brainchild of some filthy rich US Malayalees to show off their wealth and satisfy their false ego. It is an irony that the same fellows who have gone to Bombay in II class train and then to US want to land in their court yards! Land mafia also plays a major role. Aranmula airport is totally unwanted and an ecological disaster of our already fragile land. Let the promoters turn wise and instead invest the money on the roads from Cochin and Trivandrum airports to Aranmula.