New Delhi: The work
on construction of new terminals and expansion/upgradation of facilities of 35
non-metro airports is in full swing and several new terminals are likely to be
completed during the current financial year, according to the Airports Authority
of India (AAI). The organisation was mandated by the Government of India to undertake
development of these airports to world-class standards.
is proposed that the maintenance and commercial exploitation of the new terminal
buildings be outsourced to private entities on a long-term concession basis, so
that these passenger amenities are maintained at world-class levels.
many of these airports have surplus land that can be used for providing cargo
facilities and passenger amenities such as hotels, restaurants, car parks, etc.
The concessionaires chosen for commercial operation and maintenance of the terminal
would also undertake such city side development.
RFQ has now been issued by the AAI inviting experienced and qualified parties
to undertake such activities at the Amritsar and Udaipur airports.
has developed the terminals at Amritsar and Udaipur at a cost of Rs112 crores
and Rs125 crores respectively.