Bangaloreans, you’d agree with me when I say that we often have a bitter-sweet relationship with our airport. Bitter — the neverending commute to and from the airport. Sweet — the majestic garden-themed terminal, swanky eateries and more. Here’s another reason to warm up to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) AKA Bangalore Airport as it’s soon going to be India’s first multi-modal transport hub like Zurich and Heathrow. How? Read on!
Bangalore Airport To Be Multi-Modal Transport Hub(MMTH)
According to a report by Moneycontrol, Bangalore airport will be the first airport in India with a Multi-Modal Transport Hub(MMTH). This means that passengers can expect seamless bus, metro and even cab connectivity to and from the airport. The MMTH hub shall integrate the metro station, and bus station, under one roof. While Chennai airport is known to be well-connected by both bus and metro, they aren’t integrated under one roof.
So, in the near future, Bangalore airport shall have ample parking space for private cars and taxis. Apart from this, the MMTH hub will also have a retail area and a baggage sorting area. And of course, you can easily commute to and from Bangalore Airport as both metro and bus stations will be integrated into the MMTH hub.
Metro Station, Bus Station, Parking Spaces All Under One Roof
A spokesperson for Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) revealed key details about the same to Moneycontrol. The spokesperson said that the tech city will walk in the footsteps of Zurich and Heathrow when it comes to MMTH facilities. Bangaloreans can breathe a sigh of relief as the MMTH hub is already undergoing advanced stages of construction. In no time, construction will be complete.
Already, the temporary parking and drop-off area of the airport is ready for operations. The spokesperson further added to Moneycontrol that the MMTH hub in Bangalore airport will fulfil all future needs of passengers. Various transport options will be under one roof. Also, both Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will be connected to the Airport Terminals Metro station.
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