Bharat bandh: Flyers throng Bengaluru Airport hours ahead of schedule fearing city halt
Air passengers from Bengaluru did not want to take any risk and arrived hours ahead of schedule. Passengers with fights scheduled for the afternoon and evening also landed at the airport early in the morning.
Bengaluru: Those travelling abroad from Bengaluru have reached Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru in the morning fearing the halt of vehicular movement in Karnataka.
Following the bandh call, people travelling to airport booked cabs and some used private vehicles to reach the airport in the morning.
Considering the fact that there have been incidents of stone pelting and violence during previous bandhs in the city, people from various parts of Bengaluru and outskirts reached Bengaluru airport in the morning.
People in Bengaluru city did not want to take a gamble and even those with flights scheduled for the afternoon and evening too reached the airport to avoid delays due to the bandh.
Reportedly, the airport was filled with people and there wasn’t enough room for comfort. The airport authorities made temporary arrangements by providing additional number of seats to those waiting for their flights scheduled for the afternoon.
Though state-run Vayu Vajra buses were seen plying, they were in scarce in number.