L&T, Tatas, Reliance Energy among bidders for new airport projects

Mumbai: Engineering and construction major Larsen & Toubro, top conglomerate Tatas and Anil Ambani Group company Reliance Energy are among bidders shorlisted for upgradation of the Amritsar and Udaipur airports.

Other bidders in the list include Fraport and Lanco for Amritsar airport, and GMR and Maytas Infra for Udaipur airport.

The Airports Authority of India has shortlisted five bidders in all for the two airports,  financial bids for which will be invited by the month-end.

AAI will invite the request for proposals by the month-end and the selection will be completed possibly by the middle of June.

The government had earlier decided to do away with the compulsory approval clause for all new projects that come up beyond a 150-km radius of existing ventures.

''A steering committee would be set up under the chairmanship of secretary, civil aviation, to coordinate and monitor clearances required from various agencies for setting up an airport,'' an official statement said last week.