For those in government, politics, especially as we get closer to an election, is more about making grand announcements and foundation stone laying. Long term development goals, environmental impact, economic viability seems to least of their concern.
The hysteria created about Vizhinjam is drumming out almost all sane arguments made against it. It has become, like the High Court Bench demand, an emotional issue for the people of Thiruvanathapuram. When emotions are involved, facts fade and die.
Sudarshan Rodriguez, a senior programme coordinator, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai wrote in the Hindustan Times on September 15, 2014, “This PPP is a colossal waste of resources” listing out the reasons why this port makes no sense.