Adani Group is now eyeing this airport, may acquire in October
Adani Group is now eyeing the Guwahati airport. Adani Group began its observation period at the popular Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) airport in Guwahati. Officials said the development of the main airport in the northeast is being done as part of the mandate.
Adani Group is now eyeing the Guwahati airport. Adani Group began its 'observation period' at the popular Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) airport in Guwahati. The development and modernization of Northeast India's main airport is being done as part of its mandate, officials said. An Airport Authority of India (AAI) official said that a 9-member team of Adani Airport Holding Limited (AAHL), led by Chief Airport Officer Utpal Barua, an aviation industry expert who also hails from Assam, has formally launched its The 'observation period' began and is likely to take over in October.
An AAI official said that as per the agreement with the Centre, the existing AAI personnel will support the company for a period of 3 years. The land near the airport was also given on lease basis to AAHL for a period of 50 years to develop aviation related business and allied services.
In 2018, the central government leased six AAI airports - Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru - for operation, management and development under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.
The AAI official said that the Center took the decision to increase the revenue of AAI and to enhance the economic development in these areas in terms of job creation and related infrastructure.
Adani Group had emerged as the successful bidder for all the six airports. Meanwhile, Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu met Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia in New Delhi and discussed various issues related to airports in the state.
An official of the Chief Minister's Office said that Khandu requested Scindia to consider the development of advance landing grounds at airports in the state. "Apart from conducting feasibility inspection of ALG Tuting and Mechuka for fixed wing operations, the CM reiterated to start fixed wing flight operations at Pasighat and Tezu airports on priority basis," the official said.
AAI has initiated Rs 650 crore project to develop the airport to promote air connectivity in the hilly areas. At present there are 15 airports in the North East region, which include Guwahati, Silchar, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Tezpur, Lilabari and Rupsi (Assam), Tezu and Pasighat (Arunachal Pradesh), Agartala (Tripura), Imphal (Manipur), Shillong (Meghalaya). , Dimapur (Nagaland), Lengpui (Mizoram), and Pakyong (Sikkim).