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Baggage handling at India's six major airports to be sourced to single party global tender next year news
28 August 2008

New Delhi: The government has decided not to allow private domestic carriers to undertake handling of baggage at six major airports around the country from next year. The move is expected to reduce congestion and overcrowding at airport terminals.

According to Airport Authority of India officials, the six major airports are those of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

The move is likely to come into effect from 1 January 2009. Under the prevailing system, many domestic carriers outsource jobs like baggage handling and managing passenger coaches to sub-contractors.

Officials aid that the civil aviation ministry has now decided that a global tender will be floated for these six airports and the contract will be given to one company. Tenders will be invited from companies with an  annual turnover of Rs300 crore and past experience of five years.


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Baggage handling at India's six major airports to be sourced to single party global tender next year