Monday, December 04, 2006

Airport body lands into row

Mumbai: The Nagpur Flying Club officially belongs to the state government. But Maharashtra Airport Development Corporation (MADC) has gone ahead and invited tenders from private parties for maintaining and operating the club for a period of 25 years. Now, two months after the bids were received, MADC is waiting for the judgment on a three-year-old court case which will decide whether the government can hand over NFC to them at all. To top it all, no one knows when the judgement will be delivered.
It was three years back that the state decided to hand over maintenance and operations of NFC to a flying club, but later zeroed in on MADC. The flying club moved the Nagpur high court making the government respondents in the case. The judgment will decide whom the NFC should go to. In the meanwhile, MADC, which knew about the case, decided that it should not waste time in waiting to get the actual possession of NFC and so invited tenders to lease it for 25 years.
04/12/06 Manju V/Times of India
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