‘Adani airport making huge profits via RT-PCR tests’

Forum Gandhi | | Updated on: Dec 08, 2021
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Windfall profits at the cost of passengers must be curtailed, says Maharashtra govt

Adani Airports charges 30-35 per cent royalty on the revenues earned from conducting RT-PCR tests at the Mumbai airport, according to the Maharashtra government.

Pradeep Vyas, Additional Chief Secretary Government of Maharashtra, has written to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare that “these rates be brought down immediately and windfall profits at the cost of passengers be curtailed”.

On December 6, the Mumbai airport had reduced RT-PCR rates from ₹4,500 to ₹3,900. However, Vyas wrote that the rate is still “very high compared to the rates of similar test at other airports such as Bengaluru, Chennai and Kochi etc..” This comes after several complaints regarding the high fees being charges for the RT-PCR test at various airports.

When contacted, an MIAL spokesperson said: “We are aware of the queries and are working with the test laboratories and other partners to see whether we can further bring down the cost of the Rapid PCR test wherever possible.”

Published on December 08, 2021

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