The Adani Group will take over the operations of the Jaipur International Airport from Sunday night.
Jaipur International Airport
As the Union Cabinet had approved the right to operate, develop and maintain it for the next 50 years, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) released the letter of award to the company last year.
For the last two months, Adani officials had been observing services at the airport.
The infrastructure developed in the last five years does not leave much for the private operator to do though officials claimed that in the next years, they could develop a third terminal.
A total of 167 employees of AAI will also be absorbed by Adani Group.
Jaipur airport director J S Balhara said, “We are handing over the complete airport to M/S Adani Jaipur International Airport Ltd in a very good shape with latest world-class infrastructure.
Immediately, this airport has sufficient space but I believe in 4 to 5 years down the line they may need to develop Terminal 3 depending on the market situation.
- ATC & CNS services will still be provided by AAI.”There could be provisions for restricted and time-bound entry of vehicles at the porch of the airport.
There is a provision for developing terminal-3 by the group within the existing area of the airport.
Authorities expect things to be a little expensive at the airport with the development of infrastructural facilities.
Except for Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Communication, Navigation & Surveillance (CNS), everything would be operated by Adani Group.
As per the tender conditions, the group will have to pay Rs 174 for each passenger’s departure and arrival for domestic operations and Rs 348 for every traveler flying from and to international destinations, once the firm takes over in next year.
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Source: The Times of India