Saturday, November 03, 2018

Bangalore will need another airport by 2030: Study

Bengaluru: Given rapid rise in passenger traffic over the years, both domestic and international, Bengaluru is one amongst 20 cities in the country that will need a second airport by 2030, a study reportedly being done by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, has revealed.  This comes even while talks between the government and private agencies are on to reopen HAL airport.

According to sources, the study is expected to be completed in three months after which the reports will be sent to the respective state governments.“The study has shown that Bengaluru is listed amongst 20 cities which have shown a robust increase in passenger numbers. Findings show that there has been a tremendous progress in traffic volumes every quarter. With this, Bengaluru will definitely need a second airport,” said an official from Airports Authority of India, which is conducting the study.

Among the other cities that will need a second airport by 2030 are Mumbai, Delhi, Goa, Visakhapatnam, Jaipur, Pune, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Patna and Kolkata. Confirming that a study is being undertaken to map the saturation point of the airports across the country, Rajiv Jain, an official of the Press Information Bureau, said, “I am aware that a study is being done by the civil aviation ministry in this regard, but we have not received any details yet,” he said.
03/11/18 New Indian Express