Airports Authority of India (AAI) has signed an Operation & Management deal for the operationalization of five airports owned by the Uttar Pradesh Government for 30 years.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
These five airports are Aligarh, Azamgarh, Chitrakoot, Mirpur, and Shravasti. The deal was signed on July 1 by N V Subbarayudu, ED (SIU) on behalf of AAI and Kumar Harsh, Special Secretary, Civil Aviation Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh on behalf of the state government in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
The MoU was exchanged by Sanjeev Kumar, Chairman AAI, and SP Goyal, Additional Chief Secretary, Uttar Pradesh. D S Mishra, Chief Secretary of UP, AK Pathak, and Member Planning (AAI) were also present.
As per the deal, the Airports Authority of India will operate and manage the airports and provide all necessary services. Communication Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) services will also be provided by AAI, for which the state government will enter into a separate agreement.
Further, Reserved Services will be provided by the respective GoI for which group will enter a separate Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), GoI. The Airports Authority of India will also be responsible for obtaining and maintaining aerodrome licenses for these five airports.
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As per the deal, the Uttar Pradesh government will complete the initial capital works for making airports ready for commercial operation and hand over all moveable and immovable assets along with relevant approvals, and documents to AAI for operation and management.
Uttar Pradesh government
The Uttar Pradesh government will provide dedicated infrastructure for utilities like water, electricity and drainage connection, etc at the airport (to & within).
This is the first time AAI is entering into an O&M Deal with the state government to operationalize state government-owned airports. AAI is the biggest airport operator and sole air navigation service provider committed to providing air connectivity across the country.
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