Sunday, March 10, 2019

Closely monitoring developments at Jet Airways: Suresh Prabhu

New Delhi: "Government is closely" monitoring the situation at Jet Airways even as negotiations to save the financially beleaguered airline continue, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said in an interview.
The government's stand assumes significance as lenders negotiate with key stakeholders of the airline to take forward the proposal to convert a part of the company's loans into shares and iron out differences over the plan.
Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Minister Prabhu told IANS: "The Government is closely watching the situation".
When asked about any requisite approvals that the proposed deal between bankers, management and shareholders including Etihad Airways might require from the ministry, he said that appropriate action will be taken, if required.
Mandate wise, the ministry is responsible for the safe operations of the airline and to monitor, if the substantial ownership and effective control norms are being met.
10/03/19 IANS/Economic Times
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