Marathi | HIndi

Epaper
Follow us:
Home > National > Air India to come under private player by May-June, says Union minister Hardeep Puri
Air India to come under private player by May-June, says Union minister Hardeep Puri English.Lokmat.com

Air India to come under private player by May-June, says Union minister Hardeep Puri

Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday stated that the privatisation of Air India is likely to be completed by the end of May-June.
Air India to come under private player by May-June, says Union minister Hardeep Puri

Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday stated that the privatisation of Air India is likely to be completed by the end of May-June.

"At a meeting on Monday, it was decided that the government will close the financial bids within 64 days," Puri told , adding that there were multiple bidders and some have been shortlisted.

Other Public sector undertakings (PSUs) like Pawan Hans disinvestment is also under process, the minister added.

"The airline still is in debt of Rupees 60 thousand crores and it is liable to be sold," Puri further said.

The minister also said that the second wave of COVID-19 has delayed airlines being allowed to operate 100 per cent that was planned to happen from the start of the summer schedule this month-end. But for now, there are no questions to curtail the domestic operations, he added.

He further said that flights are the safest mode to travel, adding that the authorities have taken cognisance for defaulters who are not following COVID-19 protocol on board.

Talking on the expansion of the terminal building of the Gorakhpur Airport, Puri said the civil aviation ministry is making profits from the tier 2-3 airports in the country and Gorakhpur is one of them.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will lay the foundation stone for the expansion of the Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath Airport terminal building on Sunday.

( With inputs from ANI )

Disclaimer: This post has been auto-published from an agency feed without any modifications to the text and has not been reviewed by an editor

Air India to come under private player by May-June, says Union minister Hardeep Puri
Bhopal: Shivraj Singh Chouhan launches state command, control center as part of SUMAN scheme
100 companies of PAC deployed across UP ahead of Holi, Shab-e-Barat
BSF-BGB organised joint retreat to celebrate 50th Independence day of Bangladesh
TN Assembly elections: Khushbu Sundar cooks dosas as part of campaign