AAI undertakes expansion work at Shimla Airport, issues fresh bids for Jaipur & Ahmedabad Airports
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is undertaking restoration and expansion work at the Shimla airport.
8 August, 2017: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is undertaking restoration and expansion work at the Shimla airport. A budgetary provision of Rs.124.22 crores has been made for restoration, extension of apron to accommodate VIP aircraft along with schedule aircraft operation for ATR-42 at the airport. Measures have been taken such as reconstruction of slide areas and stabilization of slopes, toe walls, provision of coir mat erosion control blankets, turt mats, improvement of drainage system etc. to check soil erosion.
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha recently. Sinha also informed that the AAI has issued Request for Proposal (RFP) for implementation of the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Contracts in respect of select areas of Ahmedabad and Jaipur airports under Public Private Partnership mode. The last date for bid submission is 18th September, 2017.