Thursday, September 10, 2020

BIAL Signs MoU With Indian Railways For Airport Railway Station

The Indian Railways and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the august presence of BS Yediyurappa, Chief Minister of Karnataka and Suresh Channabasappa Angadi, Minister of State for Railways, GoI, via Video Conference, to take forward their joint efforts by way of a unique partnership with an innovative mode of financing for the construction of the Kempegowda International Airport Railway  Station (Halt)

The construction of this Railway Station is near completion and is scheduled to be operationalised shortly. BIAL is constructing the station and will handover the station to the Indian Railways, which will operate and maintain the station. BIAL will provide free shuttle service from the Airport Halt Station to the Terminal and other parts of the Airport, as per the schedule of the train services.

The initiative will provide an economical and efficient mode of transport to the residents and business commuters from all parts of Bengaluru, facilitating the realisation of the City’s economic potential and ease traffic congestion on the roads leading to the Airport.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister thanked the Government of India for supporting the project. He congratulated BIAL and the Railway department for working together on this innovative financing model of the much-needed public transport system for the City.
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