A total of 23 companies, including Reliance Energy, Ansal Properties, L & T, GMR Infrastructure and GVK, have submitted their bid for the development of Amritsar International Airport in Punjab, it was announced today.
The applications will be opened for evaluation tomorrow, a Civil Aviation Ministry statement said.
The Government had invited bids for commercial operation, maintenance of terminal building, development and operation of cargo facilities, and cityside development of the airport, the last date for which ended yesterday.
Amritsar and Udaipur are among the first 25 non-metro airports whose cityside development will be done in phases through the public private partnership model (PPP).
The bidders include Reliance Energy Ltd+AAACPL+RADPL+ASA, GMR Infrastructure Ltd, L&T+IDPL Unique Consortium, GVK+Leighton Consortium, Unitech Ltd, Ansal Properties & Infrastructure Ltd, and TADL+Changi Airports.
The GMR-led Delhi International Airport Pvt Ltd in 2006 had outbid Reliance for rebuilding the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi that saw a long-drawn court battle between the two companies.
Other bidders for the Amritsar Airport are IVRCL Infrastructure & projects Ltd, Fraport AG, Maytas Infrastructure Ltd, NCC IHL+VIE Indicu & Beteiligungen Gmbh, ECC+DB Realty J/V, Unity Infraprojects Ltd + MSCI Projects Ltd, K Raheja Corp Groups + Macquarie Group, D S Constructions Ltd, Emaai MGF+Gammon Infrastructure _ GE India, Geocities Airport Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, Omaxe+Velecha Joint Venture, Zoom Developers Pvt. Ltd, Oriental Structural Engineers Pvt Ltd, Srei Galfar Shirti Askles Bueldeon (Consortium), IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd+Aviation management & Services LLC+ Emirates Trading Agency LLC, Atlanta Limited, and Lanco Infratech Ltd+Genting (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.