GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) - Articles and news items
Travel to any airport in the country and among the many things you will see are trucks re-fuelling aircraft while they are parked on the apron area. It is not just in India. This is commonplace in many other airports across the globe. The new Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad, Hyderabad, being developed by a consortium led by the GMR Group, is going to be the exception to this. In fact, it’s going to be the first airport in our country that has done away with the old system of deploying trucks to carry fuel to the aircraft.
A jewel in the crown of India’s rapidly expanding airport system is rising on a Greenfield site, approximately 30 kilometres south of downtown Hyderabad. The new Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), scheduled for operation in March 2008, is being developed by the GMR Group in a public-private partnership that also includes the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, the Airports Authority of India and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad. The shareholding pattern of this consortium (GHIAL) has 63% held by the GMR Group, 11% by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad and the remaining 26% is held equally between the State Government and Airports Authority of India, a Government of India body.