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The Employees Unions in Airport Authority of India (AAI), has decided to organise agitational programme against the proposal of the government to hand over the airports at Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Jaipur and Guwahati to the private companies. These airports have been recently modernised by the AAI by spending huge amounts and are the airports from which the AAI is getting profits. New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, big and profitable airports have already been privatised. If the above six airports are also privatised, then AAI will be left with small airports which are mostly loss making. The union has suggested that if the government wants to privatise, then they can privatise these small airports.
Against the proposed privatisation, the unions are organising four days Relay Hunger Strike from 22nd October 2013.
We support the demand of the AAI employees and their unions and demand the government to desist from the proposed privatisation of airports, which is completely against the interest of the nation.