Bengaluru to get second airport to handle increased passenger traffic by 2030

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Bengaluru to get second airport to handle increased passenger traffic by 2030

Bengaluru is in need of a second airport, a demand that has been made by denizens for quite some time. Now, according to the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC), the proposal for a new airport has been made to the state government, taking into account the future economic growth patterns, demand potential and demographic divide.

Bengaluru already has Kempegowda International Airport in its kitty, but another airport will enhance air connectivity in Mysuru, Kodagu, Hassan and Harohalli. Reportedly, the Kempegowda International Airport will struggle to accommodate the increasing aviation demand by the year 2030, even after having a second terminal.

The new airport will not only decongest the city, but also help the expansion of the aviation industry outside Bengaluru. The report also says that this would encourage balance growth as infrastructure is a key driver of industry and investment.

Bengaluru to get second airport to handle increased passenger traffic by 2030

News has it that BCIC has requested the state government to look after land acquisition and development, road and rail connectivity and environmental issues. The Bengaluru–Mysuru corridor has been picked for this project as it has a good road and rail infrastructure.

According to the reports, in all likelihood, the airport would be built between Ramanagaram and Channapatna, possibly on the western side of Mysuru Road.

The BCIC report also states that local travel times are very high, thus affecting productivity and output. Bengaluru is already plagued with the issue of traffic jams during peak hours. The present airport’s northern location would work only until the traffic volume grows in the near future. Unless a second airport is established, these challenges will worsen.

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