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NCLT allows 90 days' extension for Jet Airways insolvency process

The cash-strapped airline, which was grounded in April 2019, owes more than Rs 8,000 crore to banks

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

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The tribunal had also appointed Ashish Chhauchharia of Grant Thornton as the resolution professional for the crippled airline

The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Wednesday allowed 90 days' extension for the corporate insolvency resolution process of Jet Airways.

Jet Airways' resolution professional had last week filed an application in seeking 90 days' extension for the insolvency process of the grounded airline after it failed to attract any bidder.

The bench, comprising Bhaskara Pantula Mohan and Rajesh Sharma, granted the extension as the Committee of Creditors (CoC) voted for the same, with 70 per cent votes in favour.

The CoC had on February 18 set a new deadline of March 10 for submission of bids for the grounded airline after South American conglomerate Synergy Group and New Delhi-based Prudent ARC failed to meet the previous deadline.

Later, Synergy Group had backed out of the bidding process over slot issues. The March 10 deadline was set after Russia's Far East Asia Development Fund also evinced interest in Jet Airways.

The cash-strapped airline, which was grounded in April 2019, owes more than Rs 8,000 crore to banks, with public sector lenders having significant exposure.

The had on June 20, 2019, admitted the insolvency petition filed by the lenders' consortium led by State Bank of India against Jet Airways.

The tribunal had also appointed Ashish Chhauchharia of Grant Thornton as the resolution professional for the crippled airline.

First Published: Wed, March 18 2020. 18:46 IST
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