New Delhi, Oct 8 (UNI) The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has invited expressions of interest to undertake maintenance and commercial activities at Amritsar and Udaipur airports.
The AAI has developed terminal buildings at Amritsar and Udaipur at a cost of Rs 112 crore and Rs 125 crore respectively. They have been built to world-class standards and are likely to be commissioned by March 2008.
Both airports have surplus land that can be used for providing cargo facilities and passenger amenities such as hotels, restaurants and car parks. The concessionaires chosen for commercial operation and maintenance of the terminal will also undertake such city-side development.
The maintenance and commercial exploitation of new terminal buildings are proposed to be outsourced to credible private entities on a long-term concession so that passenger amenities are maintained at world-class levels.
The government had approved a plan for modernisation of 35 non-metro airports. The AAI was mandated to undertake development works and expansion of runways and apron is in full swing. Several new terminals are likely to be completed during the current financial year.