Monday, June 05, 2017

Prepare to land at the aerotropolis

BIAL plans to create a mini-city centred around the Kempegowda airport to let visitors indulge in leisure as well as work during transit

An Airport City on the lines of the one at New Delhi, which will have hotels, restaurants business parks, shopping malls and other amenities, has been planned near the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA).

KIA is the third-busiest domestic and the fourth-busiest aviation market, attracting a mix of long-haul, high-yield international passengers. It is this that has prompted the airport authorities (Bangalore International Airport Ltd) to plan the Aerotropolis.

"Envisaging a seamless expansion in size and capacity of the airport facilities over the next 10 years, based on the passenger and cargo growth, the airport is ambitiously being developed as an Aerotropolis, which means an airport city where layout, infrastructure and economy are centred on a major airport. BIAL aims to be the engine of economic growth for the region by connecting Bengaluru to the world and evolving into a Central Business District (CBD)," BIAL officials told BM.

The idea behind conceptualising an Airport City is to enable passengers and visitors to indulge in leisure and business without having to leave the airport premises during transit.
05/06/17 Hemanth C S/Bangalore Mirror

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