AAI signs agreement with UP govt for operation & management of 5 airports
Lucknow: Airports Authority of India (AAI) has signed an operation & management agreement for the operationalization of five airports owned by the Government of Uttar Pradesh for a period of 30 years.
These five airports are Aligarh, Azamgarh, Chitrakoot, Muirpur & Shravasti.
The agreement was signed by N V Subbarayudu, ED (SIU) on behalf of AAI and Uttar Pradesh's Civil Aviation Special Secretary Kumar Harsh on behalf in presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
The MoU was exchanged by AAI Chairman Sanjeev Kumar and Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary SP Goyal.
Chief Secretary of UP D S Mishra and Member Planning (AAI) AK Pathak were also present.
As per the agreement, AAI will operate and manage the airports and provide all necessary services. Communication Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) services will also be provided by AAI, for which the state government will enter into a separate agreement.
Further, Reserved Services will be provided by the respective GoI for which GoUP shall enter a separate Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), GoI.
AAI will also be responsible for obtaining and maintaining of aerodrome license for these five airports.
As per the agreement, the UP government will complete the initial capital works for making airports ready for commercial operation and hand over all moveable and immovable assets along with relevant approvals, and documents to AAI for operation & management.
The government of Uttar Pradesh will provide dedicated infrastructure for utilities like water, electricity and drainage connection, etc. at the airport (to & within).
This is the first time AAI is entering into an O&M Agreement with the State Government for the Operationalization of state government-owned airports.
AAI is the largest airport operator and sole air navigation service provider committed towards providing air connectivity across the country.