Bhubaneswar: The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has approved privatisation of the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA), Bhubaneswar.
This has been informed by Minister of State for Civil Aviation Gen. VK Singh.
Reportedly, AAI Board in its 190th meeting held on 5th September, 2019 has approved leasing of six airports namely Bhubaneswar, Varanasi, Amritsar, Raipur, Indore and Trichy for undertaking operations, management and development through Public Private Partnership (PPP).
Centre has decided to develop six airports including the Biju Patnaik International Airport at Bhubaneswar in public private partnership (PPP) mode.
The AAI had earlier in 2018-19 and 2006 leased out airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru for development in PPP mode. The Minister said that the National Civil Aviation Policy, 2016 aims to encourage development of airports by state governments, private sector or in the PPP mode.
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