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.
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