CISF, which handles the security of some of the country’s most sensitive airports including Delhi’s IGI, has requested the central government to intervene and get back its dues from the private operator.
Air travelers in India pay a Passenger Service Fee (PSF), which is part of the ticket cost every time they fly.
The PSF is classified into a Security Component which is collected to meet the expenditure on services provided by CISF, performing the security services at airports in line with the guidelines issued by Bureau of Civil Aviation Security.
The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), which is a GMR-led association that operates Capital’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, owes an amount of Rs 655 crores to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
A review of the outstanding dues against various airports shows that an amount of Rs. 735.33 crores is outstanding against 59 airports, which have increased from Rs. 542.57 in the past 12 months.