The government has cancelled Adani Group's special economic zone (SEZ) in Mundra (Gujarat) for alleged violation of three rules, including that the site was land-locked.
Adani Ports and SEZ had received permission to develop a multi-product 1,840 hectares SEZ in Mundra.
"Adani Ports and SEZ's project did not conform to contiguity norms and violated a rule that requires the SEZ site to be vacant before approval is sought for the tax free zone. Besides, the site was land-locked . They had violated these three norms. Because of this, we have denotified their SEZ," an official said.
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However, the developer can approach the Board of Approval in commerce ministry to seek fresh permission.
"If they remove all the three anomalies, they can re-apply," the official added.
When contacted, an Adani official said: "We will re-apply. We are in touch with the government. We have had several meetings on this issue."
With inputs from PTI