Bengaluru: Desperate to start civil operations from Bidar airport, the state government is contemplating asking the GMR Group to manage the operation of flights and maintenance of the terminal. The revenue earned will go to GMR.
Bidar Airport is awaiting a No Objection Certificate from the GMR Rajiv Gandhi Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL), which is operated and maintained by the GMR Group.
The NOC is necessary because under the concession agreement signed by the Union government and the private consortium to develop Hyderabad airport, an exclusivity clause forbids any commercial airport within 150 km radius of GHIAL.
28/04/11 Monica Jha/Deccan Chronicle