Bangalore International Airport

Bangalore has been one of the most neglected metros in India. Bangalore is known as the garden city, silicon valley of India and very soon the biotech hub of India. We to wait for decades to get an international airport. What a shame.

The airport is about 34 Kms from Bangalore [Vidhan Soudha].

To make the commute smooth NH-6 and NH-7 [Bangalore-Hyd] are being coverted into a six-lane road. NHA has acquired the required land. Additional access roads which will run into Bellary road is being planned. The existing roads through Hoskote and Hebbal will be upgraded to a four-lane expressway, which will meet the airport road. See flyover details.

Overbridges will be built at all railway crossing on Bellary road. The government is confident of completing the project by 2003, the deadline is Jan 2004. The government signed an MoU with Malaysian company Ara Corp to build the express way.

Users are expected to pay a toll to use these expressways. The railways is planning a special shuttle from the Cantonment railway station to the airport. We hope the Cantonment railway station will be beautified in this process as it really stinks.

On July 17, 2013 the Govt of India approved the change of name of Bangalore airport to Kempe Gowda International Airport.

Hubli Airport

The Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation has decided to name the Hubli airport after Hindustani vocalist Dr Gangubai Hangal, in recognition of her contribution for music. This decision was taken on March 25, 2005 in Hubli. Karnataka.com sincerely hopes the government will keep up their word by naming the airport after this music legend and not change the name to some politician’s or actor’s name.