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Will propose 'further airport privatisation' to Cabinet on Wednesday: Puri

Adani Enterprises had won the rights to run six airports after a competitive bidding process in February 2019

Hardeep Singh Puri
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The AAI, which works under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, owns and manages more than 100 airports across the country

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Ministry of Civil Aviation will place a proposal for "further" privatisation of airports before the Union Cabinet on Wednesday, Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said.
In the first round of privatisation by the Narendra Modi government, airports in Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mangaluru, Thiruvananthapuram and Guwahati were cleared for operation, management and development through public-private partnership (PPP) model in February 2019.
Subsequently, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) had in September 2019 recommended the Civil Aviation Ministry to privatise airports in Amritsar, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Indore, Raipur and Trichy.
Puri said during a webinar on Tuesday: "We are going to the Cabinet tomorrow for further

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First Published: Aug 18 2020 | 3:27 PM IST

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