Volvos to the new airport

There’s much that has been already written about the new airport including the sneak peek and the discussion on the road and the associated problems for travellers.

I read a couple of days ago about helicopter services to be provided to some of the high flying business class passengers, but that’s a very small percentage of the population and my question was, “Hamara kya hoga?”

Today’s Times reports that BMTC is going to start of its Volvo service in March to the new airport and this will be via 7 routes covering a large area of the city including JP Nagar, Electronics City, Koramangala, Hebbal, HAL etc. There will be around 40 of these Volvos plying to the airport in intervals of about 15 minutes so they will provide an alternative to catching an auto (which will take forever) or a cab (which will possibly cost as much as the flight fare).

Well, the countdown is now a little over a month and it will be interesting to see how things shape up!

3 Comments so far

  1. Ravi (unregistered) on February 12th, 2008 @ 12:45 pm

    The knowledgeable people that the authorities are, hopefully they will proposed a dedicated corridor for such vehicles. Else, can you imagine a gridlock with 40 Volvos on one road leading to the airport?

  2. preran (unregistered) on February 12th, 2008 @ 12:52 pm

    This is some real good information. I echo Ravi’s concern. However, the optimist in me is still getting the better of the other guy trying to kick him.

  3. Kasturi (unregistered) on February 14th, 2008 @ 11:15 pm

    That is a good idea for inexpensive rides to the airport. I would think the solution to fast commutes would be Bus Only lanes. These are common in congested metros around the world. It works only if cars obey the laws and stay out of these lanes. If crazy ass politicians start using these for their entourages and everyone else joins in then it would be useless — and most likely what will happen in our land.
    (I wrote this in another post by accident, sorry.)

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