Par panel opposes privatisation of 6 airports

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport has opposed the Centre’s decision to privatise six airports, including the recently modernised Chennai and Kolkata airports, this year.

It has instead advocated for long-term management contracts with private players for operating the airports, Sitaram Yechury, Rajya Sabha MP and Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture, said.

According to him, a report was adopted by the Committee on Thursday and would be submitted to the Rajya Sabha Chairman in a week’s time.

“I can tell you that we (Parliamentary Committee) are totally against privatisation and allowing transfer of assets to private entities,” Yechury told reporters after inaugurating a Trans Bharat Aviation’s flying training institute here.

Full report here Business Line 


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