April 20, 2024

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3 more airports to be leased to private firms for 50 years, says govt

The airports in Jaipur, Thiruvanthapuram and Guwahati airports will be leased to personal firms for development, operation and routine maintenance on a community-personal partnership (PPP) product for fifty a long time, explained the authorities on Wednesday as it sought to open up up the aviation sector, which has been hit really hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

The a few airports are portion of the six airports gained by the Adani team beneath a competitive bidding process. The team had in February signed a concession arrangement with point out-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) to manage airports in Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Mangalore but approval with regards to the other a few had been deferred.

Privatisation of airports, development of routine maintenance maintenance and overhaul services alongside with liberating up of defence airspace for passenger plane have been proposed as the government’s reduction prepare to aid the aviation sector amid the pandemic.

Privatisation has been challenged in high courts in Assam and Kerala, but a authorities formal instructed Small business Regular on Tuesday that there was no buy from the process.

Moreover, inter-ministerial discussions are also beneath way for privatisation of six other airports — Amritsar, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Indore, Raipur and Trichy.