New Delhi: An appellate tribunal of the country's airport regulatory authority (AERA) has directed it not to implement new tariffs for private airports till it decides on a plea which challenges new guidelines.
The tribunal ruled that the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA), however, could pass a final order on tariffs though it would not be implemented.
A clutch of petitions have been filed by private airport operators in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Cochin and Hyderabad, against some of the provisions of AERA's tariff guidelines.
"It is made clear that even if any final order is passed by the respondent, AERA, the same shall not be given effect to without leave of this Court," said the Appellate Tribunal of the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority.
The three-member tribunal has also listed the matter on 16, 17 and 23 November for final hearing of pleas filed by private airport developers.
Airport operators have challenged the terms and conditions for the Determination of Tariff of Airport Operators in the guidelines issued by the regulator on 28 February.