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Kerala govt did not qualify in Thiruvananthapuram airport bidding: Puri

Before the bidding process, the Centre and the Kerala government had agreed that if the KSIDC's bid comes within the 10 per cent range of the winning bid, it would be awarded the airport

Hardeep Singh Puri

“We have got many more airports lined up, dozens of them, and the 100 new airports we will build between now and 2030,” Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Civil Aviation

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Kerala government did not qualify in Thiruvananthapuram airport's bidding process that was carried out in a transparent manner, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday.
The Kerala government has opposed the Union Cabinet's approval on Wednesday to lease out the Thiruvananthapuram airport to Adani Enterprises through public private partnership (PPP) for a period of 50 years.
Talking about the airport's 2019 privatisation process on Twitter, Puri said, "Winning bid quoted Rs 168 per passenger, KSIDC (Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation) quoted Rs 135 per passenger and third qualifying bidder was at Rs 63 per passenger."

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First Published: Aug 20 2020 | 8:29 PM IST

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