Varanasi Airport Amongst 6 Amenities Proposed For Privatisation: Report


The Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport is situated 26 km northwest of Varanasi.

New Delhi:

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has advisable to the centre to privatise airports at Amritsar, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Indore, Raipur and Trichy, a senior authorities official mentioned.

The advice got here after the federal government lately privatised airports at Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mangaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, and Guwahati for operation, administration and improvement by means of public-private partnership (PPP) mannequin in February this yr.

“As six airports have already been privatised in February this yr, the AAI in its board assembly on September 5 determined to privatise six extra airports: Amritsar, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Indore, Raipur and Trichy,” a senior authorities official advised information company PTI.

“As soon as the board took this determination, the advice was despatched to the Ministry of Civil Aviation,” the official added.

The Airports Authority of India, which works beneath the Ministry of Civil Aviation, owns and manages greater than 100 airports throughout the nation.

In February this yr, within the first spherical of airport privatisation, the Adani Group bagged contract for all six airports by profitable the bids with enormous margins.

The AAI had chosen the winner on the premise of the “per-passenger charge” supplied by the bidders.

On July 3, the Union Cupboard had authorised the leasing out of Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Mangalore airports to Adani Group. The cupboard is but to approve the leasing out of the opposite three.



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