Report by KEC correspondent
Airports Authority of India (AAI) has planned to privatise 12 more airports after merging one small airport with a bigger one.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has planned to privatise 12 more airports after merging one small airport with a bigger one.
Six Airports at Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Mangaluru, Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvanathpuram had already been privatised in 2020 and will be run by the Adani group. Adani group has also acquired Mumbai airport from the GVK group.
Four major airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad are already privatised. The government now plans to sell its remaining minority shareholdings in these major airports.
The plan is to now privatise Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Amritsar, Raipur, Indore and Trichy after carrying out the mergers of six small airports:
1. Kushinagar-Gaya with Varanasi
2. Jharsuguda with Bhubaneswar
3. Kangra with Amritsar
4. Jalgaon with Raipur
5. Jabalpur with Indore
6. Salem with Trichy
All these airports have been built with public money and are now being offered for private profit.