The government said on Tuesday that the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is undertaking restoration and expansion work at the Shimla airport.
According to the minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha, a budgetary provision of Rs.124.22 crores has been made for restoration, extension of apron to accommodate VIP aircraft along with schedule aircraft operation for ATR-42 at the airport.
He added that measures have been taken such as reconstruction of slide areas and stabilization of slopes, Toe Walls, provision of Coir Mat erosion control blankets, Turt Mats, improvement of drainage system etc. to check soil erosion.
The minister also informed the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has issued Request for Proposal (RFP) for implementation of the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Contracts in respect of select areas of Ahmedabad and Jaipur airports under Public Private Partnership mode. The Last date for bid submission is 18th September, 2017.
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Shri Jayant Sinha in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.