Civil Aviation Ministry signs MoU with Adani Group to provide services at 3 airports

The central government had privatized six major airports in the country – Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Mangaluru, Jaipur, Thiruvananthapuram and Guwahati, through a bidding process in which Adani Group had won the rights for 50 years. 

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Adani Enterprises to provide services like customs, immigration, health services, etc. for  Jaipur, Guwahati, and Thiruvananthapuram Airports.

“An MoU for providing Reserved Services(Customs, Immigration, Plant & Animal Quarantine Services, Health Services, Meteorological & Security Services) was signed between MoCA and Adani Enterprises Ltd for Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram Airports.” The ministry said in an official statement on Twitter.

A communication navigation surveillance-air traffic management (CNS-ATM) was also signed on Wednesday between Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Adani Enterprises for a public-private partnership for a lease period of 50 years. 

“CNS-ATM Agreement for providing Communication Navigation Surveillance-Air Traffic Management services at these three airports has also been executed today. The Agreement was signed between AAI and Adani Enterprises,” the ministry said.

The MoU was signed by Rubina Ali, Joint Secretary, MoCA, and Parikshit Kaul, Senior Vice President, Adani Enterprises, while the CNS-ATM agreement was signed between S. Swaminathan, GM (ATS), AAI and Parikshit Kaul in presence of AAI Chairman, Board Members and Senior officials.

According to PTI, the central government had privatized six major airports in the country – Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Mangaluru, Jaipur, Thiruvananthapuram and Guwahati, through a bidding process in which Adani Group won the rights for 50 years. 

The Adani group took charge of the Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Mangaluru airports in October and November last year. It is yet to take charge of the remaining airports.

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