Shares of Jet Airways rose as much as 6 per cent to Rs 312 on the BSE in early trade Tuesday after various media reports suggested that Etihad Airways plans to increase its stake in the cash-strapped airline.
Jet Airways had jumped around 19 per cent on Monday in intra-day trade after CNBC TV18 reported that founder and chairman Naresh Goyal was likely to step down from the board and give up majority control. The report also said that Etihad may infuse more capital into Jet.
Lenders to Jet Airways are preparing to pick a substantial stake and restructure the debt of the cash-strapped airline as a forensic audit has not shown any adverse findings, it is learnt. State Bank of India (SBI), which leads the consortium of lenders, had last month appointed consulting firm EY to carry out a forensic audit of the airline's accounts following complaints of fund diversion, said a Business Standard report.
Banks have now initiated steps for a resolution of the stressed asset in accordance with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) norms, sources said. A decision is expected as early as this week with the next meeting between the airline and lenders scheduled for Wednesday in Mumbai. CLICK HERE TO READ