Sunday, July 23, 2017

City airport to get BRTS services by July-end

Surat: Surat Municipal Corporation's (SMC) BRTS cell conducted a trial run of its buses from Magdalla junction to airport here on Saturday.
It was a long-pending demand by Airports Authority of India (AAI) to extend the BRTS services to the airport premises to facilitate passengers, especially those coming from other states. The airport is yet to have taxi facilities, which is annoying for many outstation passengers who have to wait outside the premises in search of transport vehicles.
Official sources said the trial run of BRT buses was conducted from Magdalla junction to airport on Saturday and that the passengers who arrived in various flights were given a free ride.
As per the survey report of AAI, around 150 passengers are at the airport per flight. In a day, the airport caters to around 11 direct flights to various destinations including Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Goa, Patna and Kolkata. Over 2,000 passengers arrive and depart from the airport on a daily basis.
23/07/17 Times of India