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How BIAL came to be

The man who pioneered the step forwardS R Valluri Improving the air travel facilities in Bangalore was a long-felt need. Once, in the late ’80s, Dr R Narasimha, my successor as the Director of NAL, and I were returning from Thiruvananthapuram after attending a meeting in ISRO. We noted how crowded the airport was and how badly it was designed. …

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Bengaluru International Airport Will Become Operational on Friday, May 23, 2008

May 23, 2008 Bengaluru International Airport Will Become Operational on Friday, May 23, 2008 Source : BIAL Website Bangalore, May 16, 2008: Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) today announced that the Bengaluru International Airport will become operational on Friday, May 23, 2008 following approval from the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The airport will be formally inaugurated in the presence of …

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Expect a bumpy ride to the future

RETAINING HALExpect a bumpy ride to the futureBy V Ravichandar Keeping the HAL airport open is an option that needs to be pursued before it is dispensed with. As we are raising this issue of retaining the HAL airport, I had a mail from a friend in the US, saying, “I am amused to see the 11th hour fuss on …

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