NEW DELHI, Oct 16 (Reuters) - India will abolish a
controversial airport fee at the New Delhi and Mumbai airports
from January 2013, the government said in a statement on
Tuesday, as the country seeks to bolster air travel amid
complaints of high costs by global airlines.
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 &
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.
(Reporting by Anurag Kotoky; Editing by Anand Basu)