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Mangaluru: Airport Authority to hand over six airports to Adani Enterprises


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, Jun 8: Adani Enterprises is likely to receive the contract for running six airports in the country. This contract will also include Mangaluru, and is likely to begin in July.

Adani Enterprises had earlier bid to run six Indian airports before the election. However, there was a lot of delay in procedures and paperwork by the government as a result of election. As per the aviation ministry, the contract will receive approval by the cabinet in July. The corporate giant will then be ready to take over the business from July itself.

In November last year, the government approved a proposal for managing six AAI (Airports Authority of India) run airports on a public-private partnership basis. The government had received 32 technical bids from ten companies. Adani won the bid for running six airports for the next 50 years. As per the ministry, with the privatization of Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Jaipur, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram, and Mangaluru airports, the AAI will receive Rs 1,300 crore per year. The amount received will be utilized for the development of other airports in India.

The ministry further clarified that employees of the new privatized airports can either join the Adani Enterprises or can continue as AAI staffs.

Speaking to Daijiworld, a senior staff of Mangaluru International Airport said, "We are opposing the privatization of the airport. The authorities have not yet given clear instructions on our employment. Even the higher officials of AAI do not have a clear idea about what will happen. Over 90 percent of employees here are not in the favour of privatization. They are aware that once it goes private, there will be a lot of changes. A lot would depend on their business setup. There are chances they would reduce pay scale or even downsize. In the corporate world, local interests are not prioritized. It would purely run as a corporate entity."

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  • a.b.m., Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Public/Private partnership is a method to make you pay for services that the government has failed to provide,...
    ...
    which you have already paid for by your taxes.

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  • NN, NN

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Adani will handle the Customs also? Mangalore Airport will be a cash cow for them. It will be more profitable to have direct flights from Columbia and Mexico.

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  • Lakshmi, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    This is like brainwashing prestigious people of Mangaluru on broad daylight. Self confident Mangaloreans and Karnataka people will never allow and entertain Kanjoos and Money minded corrupt gujjus taking control of organizations whichever exist in Mangaluru and Karnataka!!!GUJJU GO BACK!!!

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  • JNB, Mangalore_Mumbai

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Gujjus are best after British to rule India again.
    Any way people's mandate and happiness main.

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  • kumar, calicut

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Why only airports. All sea ports, milittary installation, Parliament, EC, Courts etc should be handled by Adani Group. No doubt there will be sab ka sath sab ka vishwas. How about the share of Tata, birls, ambani, godrej etc etc. why only adani?

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  • deepak, mang/dxb

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Do u have thousands of crores to invest and employee crores of people, to support their families? You are also welcome to bid in govt projects if you are capable to handle and invest so much money. It's a high-risk project one can make money also and lose money also. Go to the place called Mundra in Kutch Gujarat to see how Adani transformed a small village to multi crores city (port city). The farmers are crorepatis even without doing any farming.

    First thing I want to see those rowdy taxi drivers kicked out from Mangalore airport.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Adani/Ambani group will never forget the favours they got from Modiji. (government)

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  • MN, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Mixed economy, where in both Public and Private sectors were allowed to compete with each other for healthy competition and was the brain child of Nehru.
    However the concept was abused several times since then. Indiraji, Nationalised the whole banking system and today we cry for monopoly of Nationalised banks, crushed under NPA! Similarly, profit making Public sectors were tortured o accommodate cronies Private sector. Air India during UPA regime, now ED is grilling Praful Patel s just an example....

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  • Rems, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    I hope they will deal with the arrogant taxi mafia doing dada giri at the arrival. Despite Mangaluru becoming an international airport, the section of the road near arrival is literally taken over by goondas running taxi mafia and no law or authority seems to have any control over them. I suspect even police have some kind of hafta in it. It is depressing to see their behavior as soon as you land in the country, shouting, swearing and blocking other cars.

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  • bajilakeri kamalaksha, mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    We have voted for Modi and do not care any local issues. Even if he gives whole of Mangalore city to Gujaratis we are fine with it.
    Jai Kamala, Jai Vimala

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  • SP Shetty, Dubai/Kateel

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    HYPOCRISY AT BEST LEVEL,

    Father of the Nation is a Gujarati (TOTALLY OKAY WITH IT), but having issues for Modi, Shah!

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  • Lenston Dsouza, Nandalike / Kuwait

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Privatizations were lead to progress in infrastructure. Yes..!! there will chance of cost cutting by reducing manpower.
    On same time, better to privatize the Panchayath, Taluk & all government department in order to get the benefit of our tax money. Because usually we have to roam these department 6-10 time to get any approval or benefit. Because most of them are waiting for bribe & if we unable to pay bribe, surely it will take 2-6 month to get any approval.
    Privatization should be done on ground level aspects. Because even by paying service fee to privative companies, there is surety of work done in time frame.
    If we see the toll gate employees in our costal area, its really horrible. That area is fully polluted by carbon dioxide & other gasses. Also they don't have proper closed shelter to collect tolls. Which will lead for serious health issues. Now where is this human rights..??

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  • Avil Dev, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Its a very good move. This will tighten the screws of the rude employees who are lazy and lethargic. Services will improve as well. Customer satisfaction would be guaranteed.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Hope the standard of service on handing over the airports is maintained and improved.

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    We can proudly say that we now have at least 6 airports of international standards!

    DisAgree [19] Agree [12] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Parliament should be handed over to Ambani ...

    DisAgree [10] Agree [41] Reply Report Abuse

  • SP Shetty, Dubai/Kateel

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    If there is a choice between Portugues and Ambani, I will choose Ambani, don't know about you?

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  • Abdullah Amin, Ullal

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Why only airports? Mangalore Minicipal Corporation should also be handed over to them to make it an explempary city.

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  • francis lobo, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    I hope Adani takes over State Bank of India one day as the bank is the major lender for his projects. He is expert in taking over loss making enterprises from State Bank of India funds of public and it is also loss making most of the quarters

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    He is capable of doing that and may takeover all the public sector banks altogether to insulate them from Congress looters.

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    A suggestion please..if possible kindly give pump well fly over and Mangalore bus stand to Adanies.....

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  • Mann, Bangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Get ready to see Gujarat as india’s Capital in near future , Gujarati as national language and probably adani as care taker for your all house hold matters .

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    May be in feature
    our national Language Gujrati
    our Nation may change to Ek Akand Gujrat
    Our Pm Gujrati
    Our law order maker Kalu Mama Gujrati
    Rbi Gujrati
    Election Gujrati
    ...........................................................Many more
    One day our DK MP & MLA will be Gujrati
    Badal raha hey hamara Desh

    Many will loose there job But no protest we voted to Modi. only bread winier family will cry .
    Wait and see thugalak darbar for another 50 year Mangaluru no sorry Gujrat Bajpe airport me apka swagath hey.
    Dont blame Nehru for this also

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  • SP Shetty, Dubai/Kateel

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Father of Nation also a Gujarati, I am sure you are totally okay with it.

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Have you seen Adani Airport at kutch Gujarat
    Just google and see the private Aiport and the Flight 👌👍

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  • Suman, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Privatization will leads to revenue for Govt through taxes and better salary for employees. Hopefully good customer satisfaction.

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    NextvJet Airways
    Jet Adani..

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  • Chatty Shetty, mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    None of the people from the twin district should question any move by the teamaker now.
    All those who voted for BJP have told that they are voting for Modi and not local MPs.
    Just open your eyes and see, all business is being given to Gujratis.
    Now what is left is frying pakoda and selling tea.
    Jai ho athi buddivantas of twin districts.

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  • ummar, mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    india for sale ? if u give goverment to uneducated people this will hapeen..

    DisAgree [10] Agree [35] Reply Report Abuse

  • Vishu, Bangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    It is a better move, all government offices should be privatised. Fed up off govt officials who don't bother about public.

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  • Peacelover, India

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Agreed, its a better move! But why Gujrati only, why not others???

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Does anyone know what country's citizenship this Adani holds?

    It has been reported that his holding companies are in various tax-haven countries.

    When holding companies are abroad, there is a likelihood no tax is paid in India.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Mangalurian
    Rumour mongers r nations enemy
    JSW got land at the rates of 1990 in 2019 by coilation
    Aap kare tho chamtkar hum kare tho balathkar?

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  • parvez, mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    mr ratan so hear you agree TUM KARTE HO BALATKAAR

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Now Adani will have to extend our Airports Runway to make it a Genuine International Airport ...

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  • PEDDA GUNDOO, MANGALURU

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    I request to the government all the ADMINISTRATION works to be handed over to the private sector so that the efficiency and corruption to be controlled in a minimum level !!! and also the currency has got the expiry dates instead of demonetization so that people cant make DISCO with money !!

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  • Nagesh, Udupi

    Sat, Jun 8 2019

    Good news. Acche din.

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  • Honnappa, Byadagi

    Sat, Jun 8 2019

    Adani is getting control of all infrastructure facilities in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. Already it has Udupi ( Nandikoor ) thermal plant and edible oil plant in Baikampady. It has bagged distribution rights for piped natural gas. Now it has got Mangaluru airport under their arms. Kripa of NM. Next ?

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Jun 8 2019

    all Indian airports can be equitably distributed between Adani and Ambani

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  • Paul, Mangalpre

    Sat, Jun 8 2019

    Don't protest waste of time.
    Thikinya kas dethond panipandey kuley ..
    Adani na dala malprey apuji...
    Kateel a lekod ejji

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