Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Want an Indian company to acquire Air India: Union Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri

New Delhi: Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said in a press conference on Tuesday that Air India is incurring continuous loss and the debt on it has increased continuously. Puri said, ''We have received many interests from private entities and established airlines for Air India.'' He further informed that Air India incurs a loss of an average of Rs 26 crore on a daily basis.

Puri said, ''I had said earlier also, for us it is not an option, Air India has to be privatised.''  He added that we want an Indian entity to acquire Air India. Talking about the privatisation of Air India Puri said, '' We do not become a slave to or victim of certain deadlines, we are doing it seriously. We are trying to do it (privatisation of Air India) as quickly as possible.''

He also said that his ministry will try to issue an expression of interest for Air India.
31/12/19 Zee News
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