CPI(M) MP alleges irregularities in airport bid won by Adani Group
CPI(M) MP alleges irregularities in airport bid won by Adani Group; CVC forwards complaint to MoCA – CPI(M) With the decision to award six airports to the Adani Airport, Rajya Sabha MP Elamaram Kareem has alleged irregularities in his complaint to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).
The complaint has been forwarded to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), which is predicted to probe the difficulty as per the letter by Kareem alleges irregularities within the procedure, as the letter claims that ‘undue haste’ was shown by the govt and irregularities were followed while awarding the six AAI airports to Adani Enterprises. during this awardt that the records that the Ministry of Civil Aviation was during a spree to finish the transaction before 28.02.2019, instead of trying for getting the proper price for our national assets. it’s worth to notice that an equivalent ministry granted an extension of your time to M/s Adani Enterprises from taking up of the Ahmedabad/Lucknow and Mangalore Airports for safeguarding the interest of personal player during the pandemic,” the letter says.
The newspaper tried to contact the aviation ministry, AAI, and therefore the Adani Group but did not receive a response after they won the bids to manage and operate the six AAI airports obtained by Adani Group in February 2019 — Jaipur, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram Ahmedabad, Lucknow, and Mangaluru — for 50 years through the public-private partnership (PPP) model.
The takeover of 3 airports by Adani has been delayed namely Ahmedabad, Lucknow, and Mangaluru due to COVID-19. In March, the conglomerate told AAI that it’ll be unable to require control of the airports, citing the act of God thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak.
With no previous experience in managing airports, Adani Enterprises, created a separate entity called Adani Airports after it won the bids.
The AAI, which works under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, owns and manages quite 100 airports across the country. In 2018, the govt decided to privatize airports at Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mangaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, and Guwahati.
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