Hitchhiker’s information to Bengaluru airport

Absence of reasonably priced bus companies pressure many to rely on a ‘elevate’ to KIA

Day by day, lots of take BMTC buses to achieve Kempegowda Worldwide Airport (KIA). Nonetheless, not everybody — particularly these working on the airport — desires to take the Vayu Vajra service as ticket costs are fairly costly in comparison with the common BMTC service.

Now, there’s a glimmer of hope as BMTC has determined to extend the variety of BMTC companies in direction of Devanahalli. Nonetheless, the query is tips on how to journey the five-kilometre stretch from Trumpet Interchange to KIA.

In its bid to broaden its community to the close by cities, the BMTC has now opened a bus depot in Devanahalli. In section one, BMTC will likely be working many buses between Devanahalli to Kempegowda Bus Station, KR Market and Shivajinagar terminus. These buses can have a cease on the Trumpet Interchange the place these heading in direction of the airport can get down.

Girish S, a resident of Bhuvaneshwari Nagar who works at KIA mentioned: “I work within the floor dealing with division. I’ve no choose up and drop facility. I can’t depend on the Vayu Vajra service as I’ve to shell out Rs 250 a method fare from Majestic. A cab will value a bomb. I’d like to journey in an odd bus as I’ve a bus cross. Nonetheless, my fear is, reaching the airport from the Trumpet Interchange, as I’ve to forcefully go hitchhiking.”

Surendra P, one other worker at KIA mentioned: “When the worldwide airport commenced operations, BMTC would function each Vajra in addition to Suvarna companies the place the latter had a cheap fare. Nonetheless, the company claimed that the companies had been withdrawn attributable to poor patronage. This has affected the workers who head to the airport day-after-day. Within the mornings, in the event you occur to journey in direction of the airport, you’ll be able to see staff lining up on the aspect of the street and in search of lifts.”


It isn’t simply the workers however even a number of the flyers might be benefited. “I usually go to the airport to choose up my household. As I’ve a whole lot of time, I can go in an odd bus and return,” mentioned Anoop R, a businessman.

When contacted, BMTC managing director V Anbu Kumar mentioned the general public transport supplier is open to beginning companies if there’s a demand from commuters.

One other senior official from the Devanahalli bus depot mentioned: “We’re planning to introduce pilot companies from Devanahalli to the airport from Monday. Commuters could make use of it. If we get a whole lot of requests and demand, we are able to absolutely take into account.”

In the meantime, civic activists mentioned there’s a prepare service to the airport with poor patronage. So, it’s time for a joint plan to popularise each the bus and prepare companies in order that many can hop on to public transport to achieve the airport.

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