As part of privatisation, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is offering a 30-year contract for Chennai and Lucknow airports. The privatisation is to be extended to Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Guwahati airports. The Union Civil Aviation Ministry said that eleven firms have shown interest to take up maintenance of the airports.
Labour unions in some of the major ports in the country are opposing privatization of cargo-handling activities for fear of losing jobs. India has 12 major ports, which are controlled by the union government. The shipping ministry has planned to implement several port projects on public private partnership (PPP) mode, thereby attracting priva