Tuesday, May 02, 2017

With a nod, cabinet can make ride to the airport smoother

Bengaluru: A detailed proposal has been submitted to the state cabinet on developing four new approach routes to the Kempegowda International Airport. With the government nod, work on this much-needed and long-pending project can be expedited.

Around the time commercial operations began at the Kempegowda International Airport (then called BIA) in 2008 and the issue of having to pay toll first cropped up, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) embarked on the noble task of constructing an alternative toll-free road to the airport. But the project was mysteriously abandoned midway.

However, hope renewed in this direction, when the first alternate route to the KIA was opened for the public this year. It might be a dirt trail but has gone well with the public, especially for the commuters who travel to the airport from the technology hub of Whitefield.

Even the traffic cops welcomed the move as they agree with the point, because since 2015, the department has witnessed an increase of 3.67 million in passenger traffic to the airport. This data was charted by the department before the Aero India Show 2017 and based on these number, it proposed an alternate route as managing traffic on Ballari Road for the show seemed to be an uphill task.
02/05/17 Bangalore Mirror