Friday, November 30, 2007

BIAL to take wing in four months

BIAL to take wing in four months
Friday November 30 2007 03:29 IST

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BANGALORE: The Bangalore International Airport will go live in about four months as the works are almost complete. The tests and trials are scheduled to begin in December 2007.

"The test and trial operation at BIAL will begin from December. In the first year of operation, the International Airport will cater to more than 10 million passengers. The runway, apron and terminal works are completed. However, the connectivity to airport still remains a question," said Marcel Hungerbuehler, Chief Operation Officer, BIAL.

Talking about the Trumpet Flyover, Marcel Hungerbuehler said, "the two loops or the road overbridges of the Trumpet flyover will be completed on par with the date of opening as of March 30 2008."

The Airport Operation Readiness Programme (AORP) will begin by mid January and the testing of the each commodity and service will commence in about two to three months.

"During the AORP all the stake holders will be called in for the trial of each services. The airport will be completely ready by March 22, 2008," said Francis Rajan, Head-ICT, BIAL.


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