Satyan Nayar, Secretary General, Association of Private Airport Operators, shares his views on private participation in aviation infrastructure with Janaki Krishnamoorthi.
The Cochin Port Officers Association (CPOA) has urged Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari and Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to constitute a high-level committee to recommend measurers for the revival of the Vallarpadam International Transhipment Container Terminal (ICTT).
Experts say that while it may be unfair to compare one port's efficiency level with another's, internal factors like the level of investment in mechanisation, and others including containerisation and availability of skilled labour are impacting port operations.
The way for Indian Railways to capture back some of the market lost to roads is through privatisation. Although the intent is there, privatisation of rail logistics is a while away because the fundamentals, including documentation formats, do not exist.