Monday, June 02, 2008
The Bangalore International Airport has created in me a great fear for traveling. I left home at 1300 and reached my place in Pune @1900. My ordeal began when I left home. Rs 711 to travel for 90 minutes on a Sunday afternoon was just the start. It took me 40 minutes to check in (the photograph is evidence of the long queues that you can expect to see at the airport). This compared to the HAL airport, where I have spent not more than 6-7 minutes for a check-in. The Wi-Fi doesnt work, the aerobridges are not functional, the restrooms are dirty and poorly maintained (and even broken in places) and most importantly the airport isnt much bigger than the old one - so I wonder if this is more a problem than a solution. All that the AAI has done is increase commuter woes, while doing nothing to solve the issue of increasing air traffic.