Mumbai: A view of Jet Airways planes parked at the Mumbai airport, Monday, April 15, 2019. The airline is operating just 6-7 planes, with almost its entire fleet being grounded due to non-payment of rentals to lessors amid severe paucity of cash. (PTI Photo/Shirish Shete)(PTI4_15_2019_000046B)
Mumbai: A view of Jet Airways planes parked at the Mumbai airport, Monday, April 15, 2019. The airline is operating just 6-7 planes, with almost its entire fleet being grounded due to non-payment of rentals to lessors amid severe paucity of cash. (PTI Photo/Shirish Shete)(PTI4_15_2019_000046B)

New Delhi: Diversified Hinduja Group is evaluating opportunity to invest in Jet Airways, which has been grounded for more than a month now. Lenders to the airline, which temporarily shuttered operations on April 17 as it ran out of cash, are looking for possible suitors.

While the SBI-led lenders’ consortium is still working on ways to revive the once-storied Jet Airways, the civil aviation ministry has already awarded the carrier’s slots at various airports to other airlines on a temporary basis. “Hinduja Group is evaluating the Jet Airways opportunity,” the group said in a statement on Tuesday.

The group has interests in automotive, information technology, infrastructure project, power, real estate, healthcare and other areas.  It employs more than 1,50,000 people, as per its website.