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Govt should reconsider to leasing of airports: Ker CM

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Chief Minister Vijayan Friday appealed to the Centre to reconsider its decision to lease out six airports, including aerodrome, for operation, management and development under the (PPP).

The took this decision stating that it would increase efficiency and revenue and bring in more investments. But by keeping them in public sector, the airports can be developed and also attract investments, Vijayan said in a Post.

The decision has come at a time when the state government was going ahead with steps to acquire 18 acres for the development of the airport, the first to come up in the state, he said, adding the move was "totally disappointing."

Alleging that the Centre was trying to fully privatise the civil aviation sector in phases, Vijayan said this was against national interest and the government should withdraw from such a move, Vijayan said.

The Thursday approved a proposal to manage Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Mangaluru besides airports under (PPP).

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 19:55 IST
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