Indian government gives environmental clearance to Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL). BIAL will now resume the expansion of Phase-II of Kempegowda International Airport that comprises the construction of a new terminal, in addition to a second runway, taxiways, aprons, aircraft parking and all aviation facilities and structures.
Bangalore International Airport Ltd shares the highlights of the recently inaugurated terminal at Kempegowda International Airport. The five-year-old international airport in Bengaluru is geared up to achieve its stayed target of handling 17-20 million passengers in traffic by 2017. This is evident with the successful expansion of its new terminal, Terminal 1 (T1). At an approximate project cost of Rs 1,500 crore, the airport was renamed as Kempegowda International Airport on December 14, 2013.
By April, passengers flying out of the Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru may pay a higher User Development Fee (UDF) as the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority is reviewing a new fee proposal by the airport´s operators. New Indian airports under the PPP model charge UDF only to departing passengers to construct, manage and operate the airport. The airport economic regulator allows such PPP airports to revise their UDF every five years.
Karnataka has decided to hike the user development fee (UDF) for the Kempegowda International Airport Ltd (KIAL). The increase is about Rs 25 to Rs 30. The hike follows an agreement arrived at by the Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL), the state government and the Airport Regulatory Authority.
The airport operator of Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru plans to implement self check-in, baggage handling systems soon. The private airport operator, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has signed a seven-year, multi-million dollar contract in this regard with the global aviation IT firm SITA to implement such a system.
The Phase-2 of the Namma Metro project has reportedly received Rs 10.12 billion. The 2019-20 budget allocated Rs 18.28 billion for the South Western Railway, which is nearly 20 per cent more as compared to the previous year.
In order to enhance access to the Kempegowda International Airport, the Bangalore International Airport has floated tenders for constructing two four-lane flyovers and at-grade roads, connecting NH-44 to the airport terminal with two new RoBs above the railway line.