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Ranchi among 24 airports in India chosen for National Monetization Pipeline

Delhi: The union civil aviation ministry has shortlisted 25 airports in the country including Ranchi’s Birsa Munda international airport under the national asset monetization scheme over the years between 2022 to 2025.

According to PIB statement on Thursday, the airports include Bhubaneshwar, Varanasi, Amritsar, Trichy, Indore, Raipur, Calicut, Coimbatore, Nagpur, Patna, Madurai, Surat, Ranchi, Jodhpur, Chennai, Vijayawada, Vadodara, Bhopal, Tirupati, Hubli, Imphal, Agartala, Udaipur, Dehradun and Rajahmundry.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has also identified Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) International Airport in Tamil Nadu among 13 airports for operations, management and development of the airports through Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode in public interest and for better management of the airports, PIB has stated.

“Even after bringing these airports under PPP mode of operations, AAI will remain the owner of the airports and all these airports will revert to AAI once the Concession Period is over,” minister of state in the Ministry Of Civil Aviation (Gen. (Dr) V. K.Singh Retd) said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.