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Sanity Check: Bangalore international airport rail link

The Karnataka state government is tripping over itself trying to expedite the High Speed Rail Link (HSRL) to the new Bengaluru International Airport (BIA), conservatively expected to cost Rs. 5,200 – Rs. 5,700 Crore by completion date, somewhere by 2012. The HSRL project has been put on the fast track, and the Karnataka State Industrial Investment and Development Corporation Limited …

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Foreign airlines flock to India

Foreign airlines flock to India, ignore global downturn India is seen as a growing market for international airline traffic and the current market size is nearly $5 billion (Rs 21,000 cr) a year They are cutting flights to several destinations in the wake of a worldwide slump in business, but international airlines are doing just the opposite in India because …

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AAI to invest Rs 1808 Crore expanding Chennai airport

By TBM Staff | Chennai The development plans of Chennai Airport got the clearance of the Public Investment Board (PIB) today. It will now have to be approved by the Government (CCEA approval). The work is expected to begin by September 2008. Last year in April, the Government decided that the Chennai Airport would be developed by following international standards …

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HAL Airport rated at 8 million passenger capacity

An official study by the Airports Authority of India assesses the annual passenger capacity of HAL Airport at 8 million passengers. 6.5 million domestic terminal and 1.5 million international terminal. This is contrary to popular belief of 3.5 million passengers. According to Mr. B.R. Sena, General Manager, AAI, Bangalore, the figure of 3.5 million is based on extremely old assessments. …

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Suggestions for BIAL to get the airport in order

It is approaching 2 weeks since the launch of the new Bengaluru International Airport and the management of BIAL has been making steady progress in solving the multitude of problems present. Before I offer some suggestions for BIAL management for their consideration, I make an open offer to BIAL management, on behalf of the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce. …

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The BIAL capacity conundrum

Depending on which stake holder of the the Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) consortium you listen to, the capacity of the new BIA airport is 9 million passengers (as per Airports Authority of India) to 12 million passengers (Mr. Albert Brunner). However, no one has claimed a capacity of over 12 million passengers. At best, we are informed, that the …

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Most unpopular airport: Citizen’s way out

Sunday March 16 2008 00:42 ISThttp://www.newindpress.com/sunday/sundayitems.asp?id=SEC20080315151623&eTitle=Columns&rLink=0TJS GEORGE A FRIGHTENING fact about the Bangalore International Airport is now out in the open – that it was going to start regular flights without crucial air traffic control arrangements at the ready. ATC experts had told a newspaper that operations before specialist personnel and calibrated equipment were fully trained and tested would be …

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BIAL needs to soften their stand – no agreement is cast in stone

Both the Governments (of India and of Karnataka) face a dilemma — while they realise that there is sound logic, to keeping HAL airport open along with the new Bengaluru International Airport (BIA), they face a intransigent BIAL consortium, who appears hell bent on enforcing the terms of their Concession Agreement. We should also try and understand BIAL’s perspective. They …

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Bangalore to beat passenger traffic forecast from day one

Bangalore to beat passenger traffic forecast from day one EXISTING BANGALORE, HYDERABAD AIRPORTS: TO BE OR NOT TO BE BS Reporter / Bangalore March 6, 2008‘Growing demand can keep both new and existing airports fully occupied.’ The new Bangalore international airport, scheduled to start flight operations from March 30, will far exceed its passenger traffic forecast from the very first …

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Delaying the launch of BIAL – The correct choice

While I was very much looking forward to the launch of the new Bengaluru International Airport (BIA), I think the Ministry of Civil Aviation took a very pragmatic and realistic step by delaying the launch. I can understand the frustrations of the BIAL consortium, but let us face facts. The CNS-ATM system would not be erected and properly commissioned in …

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