The Adani group has won the bid to operate the five out of six airports put for the privatization by the Central government.
As per the sources , the Adani group which had the bid of 6 airports, now got the control of five among them for 50 years.
The Adani group were the higgest bidder. The group won Ahmedabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Mangalore, Lucknow and Jaipur airports.
Adani group won the control after ousting the auctions of Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) and GMR group. Airport Authority of India put a proposal to privatise the operations of Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Mangalore, Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram.
As per the sources, the bid not yet opened for the Guwahati airport.
The Officials said ,Airport Authority of India (AAI) chose the group on the basis of “monthly per-passenger fee” and the bids put by the Adani group were “very aggressive”.
AAI officials also added that, the five airports will be handed over to the group after the completion of all the formalities.
The plan of the Central government to privatise the operations of six airports received severe criticism by the Opposition. Even the Kerala government was against the idea of privatization. But it later participated in the auction through KSIDC.
The government had cleared a proposal for managing six AAI-run airports on public-private partnership (PPP) basis last year. The move is to provide a world class infrastructure and services.