Airports Authority of India (AAI) has won Rs 3,000-crore in an arbitration case, according to a report on cnbctv18.com.
The website reported the AAI was awarded the cash after a judge rejected a plea by a consortium that the airport regulator deliberately breached ground handling rules.
The consortium had accused AAI of not complying with Ground Handling Regulations 2007.
The consortium alleged airlines operating at Chennai, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Coimbatore, Mangalore and Trichy were outsourcing ground handling services and this was in contravention of its exclusive rights on ground handling services across seven airports.
However, the judge reportedly said the agreement between the consortium — Bhadra International India and Novia International Consulting APS — and AAI does not give exclusive rights to the two entities to provide ground handling services. He added the rules do not limit the number of service providers at the airports.