Mangaluru International Airport set to be handed over to private operator


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Oct 16: As part of the decision of the central government to hand over operation, development and maintenance of a few airports in the country to private hands, the process of entrusting the airport here to the hands of Adani Group of concerns led by Gautam Adani will be completed before the end of this month. With this, Mangaluru International Airport which was managed by the government for 69 years, will go to private hands.

Sources said that the entire process of handing over should be completed before November 12. As per sources, the airport will be officially managed by Adani Group with effect from Saturday October 24 midnight or November 1. Even after the process is completed, the Adani Group and Airports Authority of India will function in tandem with each other for a couple of years. During this period, finance, commercial activities at the terminal, profit-loss etc will be supervised by Adani Group while the authority will give preference to flight operations and will be overall guiding the entire system. The airlines were paying rent to the Airports Authority of India, but once the handing over is complete, Adani will manage the entire work. The staff will discharge duties as usual. After a year, Adani is likely to handle new appointments.

After the current handing over, air traffic control and communication and navigation centres supervision will remain with the Airports Authority. Except security staff and airline staff, Adani will manage terminal building, runway, electrical, civil work etc.

About 25 high level officials of Adani Group have studied the airport issues since the last couple of months. For a few months, the post of airport director will be in force after which the executive officer of Adani Group is expected to take over the affairs.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Kaushik, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Please allow Ola to operate from Airport or provide public transport from Airport to City. I stopped taking flights to Mangalore cuz of this inconvenience.

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  • R.L., UDUPI/USA

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    South canara and Udupi district Andha Bhakts are busy with running behind cow thieves and big boss
    rob the airport and hand over to private company no body have guts to talk.

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  • Mohammed afwan, Karkala

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Pondh puura pondh....

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Beela oridunda toole....

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Prabhu Sir,

    Yenkulu beela patthonde badkodu. Baaki da poora export malthder. Enklna budle - yee sarthi da barsa'd tharakaari fruits la murkudndaa daannaa? Eerna gathiye !

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  • Bhavya Baliga, Udupi

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Wah . . wah . . fly king size now!! No beggars around. No bullock carts permitted.

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Bavya why king size are you satisfied.

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  • Bhavya Baliga, Udupi

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Not worth answering you for want of parentage, Beware of personal insinuations!!

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  • CHARLES SALDANHA, MALAD-MALWANI

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    SELLING PRICELESS ANCESTORS PROPERTY. DOES ANYONE WANTS THIS..?

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  • Sameerrampaul, Hejamadi

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Cow selling will be the bigger issue than Airport selling

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  • Ron Johnshon, Mumbai/Copenhagen

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Probably, the next step is to sell the whole "Mangaluru" to the private sector and ultimately, sell the entire India to China.............................................Waiting for this moment to happen any soon.........

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  • Sheikh, Alkhobar

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Modi unsuccessful Businessman Congress seventy years contribution to India now being selling one by one

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Yea Desh ko maya biknea doonga

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  • Yettida kachpu, Farangipet

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    There's no protest/strike/procession for such causes. Our youth, associations are keeping quiet. They wl protest only if anyone speaks about UP Chief minister and his arrival to mangaluru.

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  • Praveen, Bangalore

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    We the followers of BJP have been taught by BJP just to follow Dharma. It's not Dharma of Values, but Dharma of hate politics. We want to die just for it. Never mind losing everything.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Good that you realized about what is happening around. In the name of politics, you peoples' 'Hindu' sentiments are exploited. You guys are being blackmailed, intimidated saying if BJP does not establish ruling in India, the Majority tag of Hindu population will become Minority.

    No, being Hindu is not wrong at all, an Indian can follow any religion but seeking votes on the basis of saving Hindu religion is wrong. Well, even if they sought votes, if they had given better governance than Congress did in past 70 years, I would have surrendered, would not have uttered one word. But the situation has gone from bad to worse.

    Please people, understand what is happening to our nation. Bangladesh has recovered from blows of Covid-19, they are showing upwards growth of their economy. For them to have higher GDP is not that they have overtaken us, the reality is that we have fallen below them.

    Please understand this and discuss it with your political representatives. Blaming Congress to shut your mouth is our politicians' trick. Do you want to listen to them and become worse than our poor neighbouring countries ?

    What do you want in your life ? A secure job, happy family, ample job opportunities for you children, affordable housing/food/medical facilities, or chaos everywhere and poverty ? Think it over. Because by 2024, India will be exactly that and Modi will come again asking you to vote for him to bring India out of Covid-19 after shocks. You will once again surrender and vote for him.

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  • Praveen, Bangalore

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    I have realised and I want others to be realised. Hence I have dropped such comment. I feel pity for all those who never realise and hence we got to suffer. We are spoiling ourselves in the name of Dharma.

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  • Peter, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Present government is proved that they can't manage and handle the airports. For the last 69 years , Mangalore airport was manages by Government successfully ( what Congress has done for the past 70 year).

    Dear voters learn now and act, before it is too late.

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  • Rashad, Manipal

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Any good rulers out there in India? Please advice me.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    I wonder if Adani is also Bankrupt ...

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  • A L Mendonca, Mangaluru

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Adani always uses opm. Other people's money. There for never bankrupt. Hahaha

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Welcome to Adani International Airport Mangalore 🙏

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Following is the news we saw on Aug 25 :
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    The operation and maintenance of Mangaluru International Airport will shortly be taken over by a German concern, Flughafen München GMBH. Adani group, which entered into an agreement with the Airports Authority of India for maintenance of Mangaluru, Ahmadabad and Lucknow airports, will be handing over these three airports for maintenance to the above German company through sub-contract.
    Unquote

    Now, who will the existing staff of MIA work under ? Adani, or Flughafen ? How many retained, how many terminated ? Excellent way of Aatmanirbhar PM Modi's friends are practicing.

    If a foreign company is to manage the airport, what is the role Adani's company playing ? Commission basis agent ? What currency will the commission be paid ? US$ ??

    Wah Modiji, Wah !

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Deshbhakt, Mangalore — that is what is known as Modi's 'Fake in India'!

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Deshbhakt, Mangalore, I fully agree with your comments and there is no doubt about it.

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Next Feku Fakendranath Damodardass Mode will hand over the nation to Adani!

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  • Ashwin, Mangalore / Near the Airport

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Great. I'm usually against privatization.. But this move was much needed..
    Mangalore airport badly needs a revamp. Being in the hands of 69 year old new and the old govt, I've not seen any major improvements, They call it an international Airport.. But look at its state. Looks like a old gaming set up of a call of duty terminal which is haunted.
    The road leading to the airport, the toll collection booth, The entry and exit and everything inside is just messed up,
    Major Carriers are anyway keeping them self away from flying to this so called "table top" airport. Major chunk carrier slots are anyway gone to Kannur n kochi.

    Let's see what Modi and his team (Adani) do..
    Ache din are on our way.. Let's just hope we don't be in kacche after this.

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  • Everest, Kinnigoli

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    It was earlier commented that filling slopes to extend runway costs as much as new airport elsewhere.longer runway is issue

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  • Nish, Ixe/dxb

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Those who worked hard to get government job, what is their situation??. Now the Andh bhakts will say, its good job. Modi modi modi. Modi kiya hai tho, sahi hi kiya hoga. Now airport, whats next???

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    After 70 years of independence the present scenario shows that we elect weak people for public administration

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Next Feku Fakendranath Damodardass Mode will hand over the nation to Adani!

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Why profit and loss account monitored by joint authority of state governement and adani group.
    Our state leaders so poor and sold our pride Only fit to ask vote.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    profit loss should be monitored by state audit bureau and state authority not only adani.

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  • Anticorrupt, Mangalore/ Kuwait

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Imagine an airport in kodyal, Kannada nadu or tulunadu going into the hands of a baniya . Can they dare do this to any airports in Maharashtra??!

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  • Jeevan, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Please handover to our local MP..

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  • Aj, MANGALORE

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Au airport ..alpa aircrafts barpuni bor da gaadi att

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  • Shararth Kotian, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Layoffs are on the way

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