Air Passengers who have scheduled flights from Bangalore Airport before 3 p.m. may have to face difficulty due to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ in the city.
Members of the ‘Airport Taxi Owners’ Association have threatened to block the road leading to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) as part of the protest against rising fuel prices. The protest is to be carried out from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will result in several passengers missing their flights.
Association secretary Mr. Hamid Akbar Ali, has said that cabs who were not members of their association, as well as private vehicles, will be stopped from reaching the airport.
Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) has put out an urgent message asking the departing air passengers to report to the airport at least four hours before their scheduled flight departure.
According to BIAL’s spokesperson, the airport operator has put in place some measures that will remove the inconvenience caused to passengers travelling to KIA. They are working with government departments and stakeholders to get regular updates, that will help them to take corrective action.
Individual airlines have put out travel advisories on Sunday night calling upon passengers to leave for the airport early.
IndiGo, Air Vistara and Jet Airways have cautioned their passengers that transport disruptions are expected and urged them to keep extra time on hand while travelling to the airport.
Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place in the city. At least 15,000 policemen will be deployed and special security arrangement has been made for Airport and Railway stations, crowded places and some sensitive areas.