11 companies participate in Jaipur, Ahmedabad airport O&M bidding

According to reports, 11 companies have evinced interest in undertaking operations and maintenance of select areas of the Jaipur and Ahmedabad airports. The 11 participating companies comprise five international airport operators, two domestic airport operators and a few companies that run shopping malls. These include Zurich Airports, Fraport AG, Vinci Airports SAS, Aer Rianta International (Dublin Airport Authority), GVK Power and Infrastructure Limited, GMR Infrastructure, Select Citywalk and the Bird Group. All the 11 entities have shown interest in bidding for Ahmedabad airport while six of them are also interested in the Jaipur aerodrome. The contract for the same is likely to be awarded by end-May 2017 and the same bidder will not be awarded contracts for both airports. Besides, AAI is planning to go for a single-bid process for the project instead of the normal practice of inviting technical and financial bids separately.