Civil aviation ministry seeks Rs 3,500 crore
The government could not give Air India the entire money committed for this year and "we hope they should be able to give it next year", one of the sources said. During the remaining part of this fiscal, Air India expects the government to release R2,000 crore within March 31 as part of the turnaround and restructuring plans, and announced by finance minister P Chidambaram in Parliament during the last Winter Session.
Air India was to get infusion of R10,600 crore in the current fiscal but received only R6,000 crore. Last August, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs had approved an equity infusion of R1,200 crore in it.
The ministry is also seeking R200 crore for the Airports Authority of India and R80 crore for the proposed National Aviation University that would impart training to pilots and air traffic controllers, apart from conducting other related courses.
As part of the turnaround plan cleared by the Cabinet, Air India is to get an equity infusion of over R30,000 crore in tranches
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