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Govt wants AI disinvestment to be completed 'fast': Choubey

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The wants to complete the stake sale in "fast" and the process of compiling details of the national carrier's real estate assets is already on, a senior civil aviation ministry said today.

As part of efforts to revive the debt-laden Air India, which has been in the red for long, the is working on the contours of its strategic disinvestment.

A group of ministers is working on the modalities while the and legal advisers for the proposed stake sale are being finalised.

"Our intention is to do it very very fast. On that we are committed. We are serious and we want to do it fast," Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey said here today.

To a query about real estate assets of the carrier, he said the process of compiling the details is going on.

Under a turnaround plan approved by the previous regime, is to receive up to Rs 30,231 crore from the subject to meeting certain performance thresholds. The ten-year bailout package began from 2012.

So far, the embattled carrier has received around Rs 26,000 crore under the package.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave its in-principle nod for the strategic disinvestment of the airline -- which has a debt burden of more than Rs 50,000 crore -- in June this year.

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First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 22:32 IST