Maldives says deal on with GMR to hand over airport, Indian co demurs
However, the Indian infrastructure major has denied that any deal for handing over the airport project has been worked out with Maldives.
"Yes, we will go ahead with the takeover of the Airport as planned and on schedule," President Mohamed Waheed's press secretary Masood Imad said.
Asked if the government would rope in police or military since GMR had earlier said it will continue to operate the airport, Imad said, "At this moment I do not see the possibility of having to apply any type of force, or police intervention.
"The Acting Minister of Transport is in in touch with the senior officials of GMR operations in the Airport and together they have worked out a plan to hand over the running of the airport without any hiccups".
However, GMR Male International Airport CEO Andrew Harrison told PTI that no deal has been worked out but said a meeting did take place today with the Maldivian authorities over the issue.
"The Singapore High Court has issued an injunction which clearly prevents MACL or the Government of Maldives or any of its agents from taking any action that interferes with GMIAL operating the airport.
"We remain resolute in our position and there is no question of an offer being made and certainly no
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