Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Bangalore International Airport

I have been visiting the Bangalore International Airport Limited website from quite some time now. For a change, we have a very good and comprehensive website for a key infrastructure project.

Check it out here

My favourite part of this website is the page with all the latest construction updates. It is pretty good, take a look

The stuffy, over crowded excuse of an airport, that is bursting at the seams that we have now will get some respite. Heck, who the hell thought that us Indians would be flying in such great numbers in anything other than magic carpets back when the current HAL airport was built. I thank the pack of low cost airlines led by Air Deccan for the current revolution. It is of course helped by the fact that there are many more of us who can afford to fly, either back home for that important festival from the cities where we work or the many small businessmen who want to save time while they travel on business or for many other reasons.

The one crib I will still have (:D )is that the new airport will be so far off, and currently, there are no concrete proposals to link the airport to the city with anything other than the currently under construction (painfully slow construction) 6 lane road. Imagine driving 20-30 kms to the new airport in rush hour traffic, especially from the southern areas of the city. brrrr.... Extending the metro in say phase3/4 directly to the airport will definitely help.

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