Road to Bengaluru airport to partially remain shut for two years; will reopen in 2021
In a press release issued on Thursday, Bangalore International Airport Limited stated that 1.4km of main access road will be shut from June 10 and will reopen only in 2021. Presently it is a four-lane road and after expansion it will be a 10-lane road with five lanes on each side.
Bengaluru: The main access road (MAR) to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru will remain shut for two years. The MAR will be shut from June 10 as a result of the road expansion plan for the airport. Traffic will be diverted to the south access road (SAR), which is built parallel to the MAR.
In a press release issued on Thursday, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) stated that 1.4km of MAR to KIA will be shut from June 10 and will reopen only in 2021. Presently, it is a four-lane road and after expansion it will be a 10-lane road with five lanes on each side.
While going to the airport, vehicles will have to take a right at the trumpet interchange. This will lead to the six-lane (three lanes on each side) SAR, which is the road that leads to the terminal.
Vehicles that are heading out of the airport from the departure gates can take the existing route that heads towards the P6 parking to reach the SAR. Those returning from the arrival gates of the airport can use the existing route.
The press release also states that, to manage increasing cargo traffic, a secondary road leading to the cargo terminal will be widened to four lanes. This will be done later this year. The trumpet interchange will also be expanded from the existing three to five lanes on either sides without causing any traffic disruption.
There has been a sharp increase in passenger and cargo volume in the airport. Due to this, there has been a surge in vehicular traffic which necessitated the expansion of the MAR. BIAL also has a
Rs 13,000 crore infrastructure development plan, which includes a ‘Terminal in a Garden’ concept, building of a second runway and other projects.