Vizhinjam protest: Adani Group seeks compensation for losses; Govt invites for talks

The construction work being stalled due to protests | Photo: Biju Varghese / Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has decided to hold talks with Adani Group as the business entity approached the Kerala High Court demanding compensation for losses it suffered due to protests on the site.

It is learnt that Adani Group CEO will also attend the discussion scheduled by Ports Minister Ahammad Devarkovil on October 13. Matters including resuming construction works and demand for compensation will be deliberated.

The protests have incurred a loss of Rs 78.5 crore, according to the report submitted by Adani Ports to state government on Friday. Adani Group has demanded that the government should compensate for the loss. While Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited spearheading the port construction has demanded that the losses should be charged from Latin archdiocese.

The construction work has been stalled due to protests and Latin community has decided to intensify the agitation. The government moves comes at this juncture.

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