Airport Privatisation Case


The matter of Reliance Airports vs Airports Authority of India allows the Supreme Court the unique opportunity to intervene in the public and policy discourse around public-private partnership projects at an early stage in their development in India. If the court uses this opportunity to emphasise the centrality of the “publicness” in PPP, and to remind the government that it continues to play the most significant role in the provision of public goods and services in this new phase of the evolution of the Indian state, it would have performed a critical role.

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Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Airport Privatisation Case (EPW, 07th October 2006)