Daily Archives: May 15, 2008

History of the passenger terminal at BIAL

I came across the below enclosed press story dated September 2006. In 2006 itself, based a various information, including reports, authored by me, submitted by the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC), the Ministry of Civil Aviation, forced the BIAL consortium to expand the capacity of the new Bengaluru International Airport (BIA). Please observe the following in the story. …

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BIAL “re-negotiation” – How govt hookwinked the public

How govt hoodwinked the publicR K Misra The new airport would start functioning by “May-end’’ and BIAL was “not agreeable to keep the existing (HAL) airport open’’. So said civil aviation secretary Ashok Chawla. This was a government representative announcing the decision to close HAL airport after a short meeting with BIAL. It seems like Chawla was making this announcement …

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You can get info on BIAL under RTI

You can get info on BIAL under RTI15 May 2008, 0425 hrs IST,TNN http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Bangalore/You_can_get_info_on_BIAL_under_RTI/articleshow/3041376.cms BANGALORE: In a landmark verdict passed by the Karnataka Information Commission (KIC), the consortium company of Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has been deemed as a ‘public authority’. Dwelling into the financial structure and funding patterns of BIAL, the commission found that the private-public consortia has …

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First flight from BIA on May 23

http://www.thehindu.com/2008/05/15/stories/2008051550130100.htm Bangalore Bureau Set to create history: An Indian flight will be the first to take off from Bangalore International Airport on May 23. Bangalore: An Indian flight to Singapore will be the first aircraft to take off from the new Bangalore International Airport at Devanahalli on May 23. Sources said that the IC 957 Airbus A-320 will take off …

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