Following the strong
directive given by the Union Civil Aviation Minister ShriAjit Singh to
the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to recover the outstanding amount
from the advertising agency TDI International India Ltd, the agency has
paid an amount of Rs. 61.85 Crore to the AAI towards settlement of dues
against an estimated outstanding dues of Rs. 77.05 Crore. Certain
amounts due to the agency in respect of Amritsar, Jammu, Pune and
Kolkata airports are under the process of reconciliation.
A committee has been constituted to reconcile the outstanding amount
with the agency. As soon as the report of the committee is received the
same will be intimated to the agency to settle the dues.
Shri Singh had asked the AAI to take strong action against the TDI
International and recover the outstanding amount from it following a
complaint of favours extended to it by the officials of the AAI. TDI
International India Ltd had been given advertising rights in respect of
number of airports including Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Pune,
Trivandrum, Calicut, Tirupati, Goa and Jammu.