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BIAL Updates July 14 2007

Key BIAL Concessionaires

  • Aviation Fuel Facility: Skytanking & IndianOil
  • Ground Handling: GlobeGround India & Air-India/Singapore Air Terminal Services (SATS)
  • Cargo Facility: SATS/Air-India & Bobba Group/Menzies Aviation


BIAL Dedicated Rail

BIAL to invest in the high speed rail to the airport. Interestingly the rail connectivity to cost more than the airport itself.

BIAL May Pilot Rail Link To Devanahalli Airport

BIAL Updates July 13 2007

A summary of the developments so far. Check the links for context.

Second BIAL runway by 2013: Brunner
Text Source: Bangalore, DH News Service updated with relevant links.

BIAL Official Updates July 2007

Construction progress during June 2007

Tracking BIAL

BIAL Updates

Moving The Finish Line The Bangalore Way

Sticking with it for over a decade now, to get a pioneering legal framework setup and then going on to implement the country's first greenfield airport project, BIAL's Albert Brunner has shown that he's a lambe race ka ghoda. But with Bangalore continuously moving the finish line, he's having a horrible time pacing the race.

DLF Bags Bidadi?

Buried deep inside the pages is a very interesting piece of news. Is it Bidadi they are talking about? "Real estate giant DLF is set to bag a township project in Bangalore spread over 9,000 acres that could entail an investment of about $10-20 billion.

Nobody misses them though ...

Yet another pronouncement about elections to local urban bodies. HDK orders that the elections be setup by July 31 for all local bodies except BBMP. Ramalinga Reddy and Dharam Singh(remember him?) of the Congress Party take objection to BBMP being excluded.

Flyovers - Thank God the ‘truth’ is out!

Ah, was I glad to see major newspapers talk negative about flyovers last month!! The irony is that these folks are responsible for building the hype around the ‘f’ word. Anyways, good. We finally realize these things are not the panacea. Yeah they aren’t, and I'll tell you why.

By the way, its not just the mainstream media, Union urban development ministry too has the right language now. Did you read this last week:

No, Mono isn't dead yet

Metro RailTraffic

It might be the one legged cousin of super glamorous Metro. But the Mono project isn't dead if you thought so based on recent lack of news and updates on it. The Hindu reported that BMRC is close to making the call on picking a consultant for Mono. As expected, newspapers have more meat than BMRC website itself. However, BMRC has this cryptic sounding note on their news page right now:

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