Guwahati: Airports Authority of India (AAI) has appointed Sanjeev Jindal, former general manager – Engineering and Corporate Social Responsibility, AAI, as the new regional executive director of Northeast region.
Known for successfully completing many odd and difficult assignments, including the Leh airport in Jammu and Kashmir or greenfield projects like Kishangarh in Ajmer, Rajasthan, Jindal has an experience of over a quarter century in planning, designing and construction of airports in India.
For Northeast, where heavy rains and uncertain weather conditions hinder smooth flight schedules, Jindal is hopeful of improving the situation here. In a Facebook post he said, “I will give my best to the underprivileged area of our country and will try to convert NER (Northeast region) as most comfortable and demanding destination for posting in AAI unlike currently being considered as tough area and least demanding area.”
Jindal as the GM- CSR for AAI in association with Construction Industry Development Corporation (CIDC) had successfully trained 2,000 women and unemployed youth candidates from SC, ST, OBC and from economically weaker section during 2016-2018, wherein, the training and assessment fees for the candidates was completely paid by AAI.
With civil engineering degree from Delhi College of Engineering and Master’s in Project Management from School of Planning and Architecture, Jindal has got various commendations and awards for quality and targeted assignments.
As the first airport director of Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, he was commended by the then chairman, AAI and secretary, ministry of civil aviation, for handling natural calamity , that is, cloud burst in the year 2010.