Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Airports owe CISF big time: Privately run airports yet to clear dues amounting to Rs 800 crore

New Delhi: When it comes to security services, the top five privately run airports owe Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) quite a lot. Not to mention some big money.

The Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home -- Kiren Rijiju -- said in Lok Sabha that seven privately run airports owe a whopping sum of Rs 800 crore to the CISF for the deployment of its personnel on security duties.

Ironically, the biggest "defaulter" is Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) which has been ranked number one in the world on airport service quality ranking.

Operated by the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the airport alone has a massive amount of Rs 737.37 crore which it owes CISF.

The security provided by CISF at the Delhi airport was awarded the 'Best Airport Security' by the World Quality Congress (WQC) recently. The airport service quality (ASQ) rating had found that security at the Delhi airport was better than Heathrow, Dallas, Los Angeles, Dubai and Paris airports.
14/03/18 Kamaljit Kaur Sandhu/India Today