`Delhi, Mumbai airports got over 4 pts in service quality`

Last Updated: Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 18:06

New Delhi: Government on Thursday said the
Delhi and Mumbai airports achieved service quality ratings of
4.24 and 4.05 respectively on a scale of five in third quarter
of the current fiscal and were aiming at reaching 3.75 at the
end of stage II of their development.

"Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi and
Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport, Mumbai had achieved Airport
Service Quality rating of 4.24 and 4.05 on scale of 0-5 for
July-September in 2009," Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel
said in reply to a Lok Sabha query.

The Minister said under the agreement between the
Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the joint venture
companies-- Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) and
Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) -- "the target
rating after completion of the stage 2 shall be 3.75 on the
scale of five."

The stage II of development of the Delhi airport is
expected to be completed by 2016.

Patel added the two companies had undertaken several
initiatives to improve the satisfaction levels of customers.
While replying to another query, the Minister said
DIAL and MIAL have collected Rs 323.11 crores and Rs 119.75
crores as development fees respectively till October this

He added that funds collected will be utilised only
for construction of assets, which can be transferred to the
AAI on the completion of their lease period.


First Published: Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 18:06

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