Air management

AAI signs agreement with UP Govt. for the operation and management of Aligarh, Azamgarh, Chitrakoot, Muirpur, Shravasti airports

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has today signed an Operation and Management Agreement for the operationalization of five airports owned by the Government of Uttar Pradesh for a period of 30 years. These five airports are Aligarh, Azamgarh, Chitrakoot, Muirpur and Shravasti.

The agreement was signed by Shri NV Subbarayudu, ED (SIU) on behalf of AAI and Sri Kumar Harsh, Special Secretary, Department of Civil Aviation, Government of Uttar Pradesh on behalf of the State Government in presence of Shri Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister, Government of Uttar Pradesh. The MoU was exchanged by Shri Sanjeev Kumar, AAI President and Shri SP Goyal Additional Chief Secretary, Uttar Pradesh. Shri DS Mishra, Chief Secretary of UP, Shri AK Pathak, Member of Planning (AAI) were also present.

Under the agreement, AAI will operate and manage the airport and provide all necessary services. Communications, navigation surveillance and air traffic management (CNS/ATM) services will also be provided by AAI, for which the state government will enter into a separate agreement. In addition, the reserved services will be provided by the respective GoIs for which the GoUP will enter into a separate Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), GoI. AAI will also be responsible for obtaining and maintaining the aerodrome license for these five airports.

Pursuant to the agreement, the UP Government will complete initial capital works to prepare the airports for commercial operation and will turn over all movable and immovable assets along with relevant approvals and documents to AAI for operation. and management. Government of Uttar Pradesh will provide dedicated infrastructure for utilities such as water, electricity and drainage connection etc. at the airport (to and within).

This is the first time that AAI has entered into an O&M agreement with the state government for the operationalization of state government-owned airports. AAI being the largest airport operator and sole air navigation service provider is committed to providing air connectivity across the country.