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Thursday, 28 February, 2019, 09 : 45 AM [IST]

Adani Group wins bid for Guwahati airport

Adani Enterprises Ltd. has made the highest bid for the Guwahati airport, thus becoming a claimant for all the six airports offered by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for operations, management and development for a period of 50 years. The decision on awarding the airports would be taken by the Union Cabinet, a senior AAI official has said.

The AAI has shared the results of the bidding procedure with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, a senior government official said on the condition of anonymity. Next, the Ministry would move a Cabinet note.

On Monday, the AAI opened financial bids for Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Mangaluru and Thiruvananthpuram airports and Adani Enterprises Ltd. emerged as the winner with the highest quotes for per-passenger fee payable to the AAI. The bids for Guwahati airport were opened to Tuesday due to an interim order from Gauhati High Court.

The entity quoted INR 160 as its per passenger fee payable to AAI. The second highest bid was INR 155 from the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund/ Zurich Airport International AG.

The per passenger fee for domestic passengers is the sole criteria for selecting the winning bidder.

“The Adani Group is delighted on winning the bids that were invited by AAI in December 2018 for the management of domestic airports under the PPP model. We would be aiming to scale up the infrastructure to bring these facilities on par with global standards,” a spokesperson of the Adani Group had said in a statement on Monday. (Source: The Hindu)

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