Published on: August 20, 2021, at 15:50 IST
The Bombay High Court’s Nagpur Bench quashed the annulment of the bidding process of the Nagpur airport which was issued by Mihan India Ltd in March 2020.
Mihan India Ltd prevented the GMR ( Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao) Group from initiating operations and upgrading projects at the airport.
The Division Bench comprising of justices Sunil Shukre and Anil S Kilor ordered Mihan India Limited to take steps that are important which included the signing of concession agreement within the time frame of six weeks.
The Judgement stated that “In the result, we find that the impugned communication is not sustainable in the eye of law and it deserves to be quashed and set aside. We further find that a direction to the respondents is necessary to take further steps in the matter. The petition is, therefore, allowed.”
Mihan India Limited works as a joint venture between Maharashtra Airport Development Company and the Airports Authority of India.
Meanwhile, the GMR Group on Friday said that it hopes to develop Nagpur’s Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in phases to eventually reach a capacity of 30 million passengers annually.
GMR group also gave its statement “The first phase of development will see GMR initiate a complete transformation of the Nagpur Airport over four years, including the construction of a new Greenfield integrated terminal with an initial capacity of handling four million passengers per annum, associated aeronautical infrastructure including aprons and taxiways, new car park and approach road and a new cargo terminal.”