Wednesday, March 08, 2017

PAC’s study of PPPs to begin with a visit to Delhi airport

New Delhi: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is starting a detailed study on public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the country with a visit to the Delhi international airport on Tuesday.

The panel, which has already constituted a sub-committee to discuss the issue, will start its work by studying the PPP between the Civil Aviation Ministry and the GMR Consortium on Tuesday.

A source in the panel told BusinessLine that the panel will meet officials of the Airports Authority of India, Civil Aviation Ministry and the GMR on Tuesday. “We will study such PPPs in other sectors like roads, power generation, distribution and use of natural resources such as spectrum and minerals,” the PAC member added.

Earlier, during the UPA regime, the panel, then headed by BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, studied the PPP between the AAI and GMR and said the PPP in Indira Gandhi International Airport could be considered a success as there have been significant improvements in services for the travelling public.
06/03/17 AM Jigeesh/Business Line