City Can Be a Major Aerotropolis: Report

Published: 05th February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th February 2015 03:05 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Bengaluru has all the requisites to become a major aerotropolis, according to a report by Vestian Global Workplace Services.

A detailed analysis of Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) and the area under the jurisdiction of the Bengaluru Airport Area Planning Authority (BIAAPA) shows that the airport’s strategic location, regional connectivity and real estate demand support the city’s evolution into a leading aerotropolis in the region.

An aerotropolis is a form of urban development with an airport city at the centre and aviation-linked businesses agglomerated around it.

The report said KIA is advantageously located within the region with the shortest distance to all other airports in South India. “The announcement of the Chennai-Bengaluru and the Bengaluru-Mumbai industrial corridor is likely to improve the city’s connectivity with major ports and will increase its catchment area due to the growth of new industrial areas along this belt and thus bolster development manifold,” the report stated.

Vestian’s research analysis forecasts the creation of nearly five lakh new jobs by 2025 in the city. At the current rate of growth, KIA can reach an annual passenger capacity of 50 million by 2030, which is the average passenger capacity in benchmark airports.

Short-term Challenge

Connectivity within the city is limited to the road, and travel time from key economic hubs to the airport takes at least 60-90 minutes. These are short-term challenges to be overcome by planned infrastructure initiatives, the report stated.


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