Thursday, July 3, 2008

Eight consortiums shows interest to revive airports

Eight consortiums have responded to the EoIs inviting consultants for or conducting pre-feasibility study on which of the 326 non-operational airports and airstrips around the country. Those in the fray include International Air Transport Association, KPMG and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India. KPMG has tied up with Mott MacDonald while Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu has joined hands with Zabir 2005 of Spain for carrying out the study. The study is to be conducted on airports and airstrips that are either privately owned or with state governments, the Army or Indian Air Force. The consultants report is expected to list out the investment needed in terms of land and other assets, apart from suggesting a road-map for development and methodology to be adopted for providing air connectivity in a phased manner.