New Chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra starts piloting AAI
He has worked extensively in the power sector, urban development and industry, where he was involved in comprehensive reforms in the power sector and restructuring of the erstwhile Gujarat Electricity Board into several commercial entities.
He has rich and varied experience in the chemicals & fertilisers sector, as he has worked as the Managing Director of Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd. (GACL) and Managing Director of Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers Company Limited (GNFC).
He worked as a Municipal Commissioner in Surat from 1999 to 2002, during which he was actively involved in the process of converting Surat into one of the models of urban governance with its thrust on Solid Waste Management, quality infrastructure and sound financial management.
He also worked as a Municipal Commissioner in Ahmedabad for more than 3 years, during which he was instrumental in developing iconic projects such as Sabarmati Riverfront, BRTS, Kankaria Lakefront and Heritage Promotion. Prior joining AAI, he worked as a Joint Secretary in the Union department of commerce.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Jayant Sinha held discussions on passenger amenities and infrastructure at the airport here, days after making a surprise visit to the domestic terminal of the GMR-run Delhi aerodrome.
The Minister of State for Civil Aviation held talks with the CEO of Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd (DIAL) I Prabhakara Rao. "Followed up my airport visit with a meeting with Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd's CEO. Discussed passenger amenities & airport infrastructure," Sinha said in a tweet on Tuesday.
Delhi airport is operated by the joint venture Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd -- in which diversified group GMR, Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Germany's Fraport own stakes. Sinha had conducted review meetings with Civil Aviation Ministry officials to understand the opportunities and challenges in the domestic aviation sector.
Last week the Delhi airport rolled out portable, common use check-in device for the first time in the country, which is expected to reduce flight check-in time significantly at India's busiest