Mumbai airport ground staff on strike
Posted on: 09:40 AM IST Oct 20, 2012
Mumbai: The ground staff at the Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) are on a protest. The cleaning and loading crew said that they are protesting against the firing of 150 workers. They are also agitating for the wages that have not been paid to them for two months.
Last week, Delhi and Mumbai state governments said that the controversial airport fee at the New Delhi and Mumbai airports from January 2013 will be dropped. Civil aviation minister Ajit Singh asked the state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) to infuse additional equity at the two airports where it is an operating partner with private players GMR Infrastructure Ltd and GVK Power & Infrastructure Ltd .
Delhi and Mumbai airports had started to levy an airport development fee as AAI failed to infuse additional equity to meet development costs at the airports.