Airport rail link set for Bengaluru

Bengaluru airport is experiencing rising passenger traffic

The southern city of Bengaluru could soon be more accessible after it was revealed that plans are being considered for a new airport rail link.

With traffic at the city’s Kempegowda International Airport continuing to rise sharply, authorities are now conducting a feasibility study for the construction of a dedicated railway line connecting the airport to the city.

The Economic Times reported Bengaluru’s Development Minister, KJ George, as saying; “The dedicated line would connect the airport from Yeshwantpur railway station via Yelahanka. If needed, the line will be elevated to minimise land acquisition.”

Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport is one of India’s fastest-growing airports, registering year-on-year growth of 22.5% in 2016. It is also the busiest airport in southern India, handling 22.2 million passengers.

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