Another big blow to Anil Ambani, now Maharashtra government will take back 5 airports from lease

By Sudhakar Yadav July 23, 2023 10:52 AM IST

Anil Ambani’s problems are not taking the name of reducing. Now it is being considered to take back the airport from lease. The Maharashtra government is going to take back five airports from Anil Ambani’s Reliance Airport Developers Pvt Ltd (RADPL), the state’s deputy chief minister told the assembly. The contract was given for a year. Now it has been decided to take them back. These five airports include Baramati, Nanded, Latur, Yavatmal and Osmanabad. At present they are not active. 

The company is not maintaining the airport 

According to a Hindustan Times report‍During the Maharashtra Assembly session, Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis said that RADPL is not maintaining the airports. Apart from this, the dues are also not being paid. In such a situation, Nanded airport has been closed. He & zwj said that we will discuss the legal issue of occupying the airports with the Advocate General. He said that the state government will also pay all the dues for the five airports and recover the amount from the firm. 

Only 11 airports out of 32 are operational 

Reacting to Fadnavis’ announcement, senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan said that there are around 32 airports and airstrips in the state, out of which only 11 are operational. There are active airports. The Congress leader said that the Nanded airport has been closed for a long time. Apart from this, the Mumbai airport is also not providing enough slots for flights to major cities, making it difficult to travel within the state. 

Announces to form a nodal agency 

Fadnavis assured that he would try to get more slots at the Mumbai airport. He will soon hold a high-level meeting with the officials of Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) and ask them to give more slots for major cities of the state. Apart from this, Fadvis has also announced to form a nodal agency. This nodal agency will look after the development of the airport. 

Navi Mumbai airport to be operational next year 

The Deputy‍T CM said that the government has also decided to make one helipad each in all tehsils and for this they have selected a committee to check the technical condition of the places. Fadvis claimed that the Navi Mumbai airport would be made operational next year. On the other hand, the work of Nanded, Latur airport has stopped because the company to which the work has been given has not paid the dues. He&zwj said that this work will be expedited after opinion on it. 

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