Government committed to disinvestment of Air India: Minister

Government committed to disinvestment of Air India: Minister
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Government committed to disinvestment of Air India: Minister
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The government is committed to the disinvestment of national carrier Air India and the plan is to make it more operationally viable before disinvesting it, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

New Delhi: The government is committed to the disinvestment of national carrier Air India and the plan is to make it more operationally viable before disinvesting it, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Replying to supplementaries during Question Hour, the minister said there has been a steady improvement in finances of Air India and the airline is set to make profit during the current financial year. He said Air India is currently making a revenue of Rs 15 crore every day.

"Our plan is to revive Air India, make it more operationally viable and then to disinvest it. So far as Air India is concerned, the government is committed to the privatisation of Air India. Let there be no ambiguity on that," he said.

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