Bengaluru-based GMR Infrastructure has won the final financial bid for construction of the greenfield airport at Mopa in North Goa, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has announced in Panaji. The claims of all bidders were opened by a committee comprising senior government officials.
"GMR has won the financial bid and it has pledged 36.99 per cent revenue sharing with the state government after the airport becomes operational," the Chief Minister told reporters.
He said other bidders like Airports Authority of India and ESSEL Infra had quoted 32.31 per cent and 27 per cent as the revenue share from the project with the state government, which will be operational on a BOOT (build, own, operate, transfer) basis. The airport is planned in the northernmost part of the state adjoining Maharashtra.