Published On:November 10 2014
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Government to privatise Jaipur & Ahmedabad airports instead of six planned.
The government is going ahead with the privatisation of only two airports - Ahmedabad and Jaipur - instead of the six originally planned.
According to the civil aviation policy to be announced on Monday, the Kolkata and Chennai airports will be operated on management contracts awarded to private parties, while the privatisation of Guwahati and Lucknow airports has been put on hold. 'In the policy, we are announcing our airport privatisation plans. Since the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has invested a lot of money in upgrading airports at Kolkata and Chennai they will be awarded on management contract,' a civil aviation ministry official said on condition of anonymity.
The official said the policy would state that the airports in Jaipur and Ahmedabad will be awarded on public-private partnership. 'The airports in Guwahati and Lucknow have been put off the list for the time being. We may decide to take it up at a later stage,' the official said.