Hosur: Tamil Nadu has signed an agreement with Centre under UDAN, there is airfield in Hosur is run by Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Ltd.
There is Air Station at Belagondapalli village Hosur, Thally Road for Bengalureans. Tamil Nadu has offered to open this for Bengalureans. Once commercial airlines mount operations from this airfield under the Centre’s UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik) scheme, people living in southeast Bengaluru (Electronics City and surrounding areas) will be able to reach Delhi or Mumbai sooner than reaching Kempegowda International Airport.
The Proposed Plan by Tamil Nadu government has made our politicians look real bad. Successive Karnataka governments and civic agencies have been thinking up fantastical and futuristic solutions to KIA, underground tunnel to the airport or Air taxi; after scrapping steel flyover plan; the government was also thinking to be pod taxis or Metro feeders etc.
The Hosur airport is around 35 km from Electronics City and takes around 30 minutes to reach compared to KIA which is around 80 km away and takes at least 2 hours on a good day during non-peak hours. Add to that over Rs 1,500 that taxis charge to get E-Citizens to the airport.
The Hosur Airport is maintained by Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Ltd (TAAL) and is a private airfield. This airport is capable of handling Airbus A320s and Boeing 737s. Its hangars can accommodate only narrow body aircraft as of now.
The Tamil Nadu government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) last week to start low-cost air services from Hosur airport. It said that TruJet, a Hyderabad-based airline, is expected to mount flights from the airport soon. Currently, TruJet connects Bengaluru with Hyderabad, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijayawada, and Goa. TruJet did not respond to queries from Bangalore Mirror.
“Already, the area surrounding the airport is getting a facelift. The airport will connect Salem and Neyveli and improve the transport facilities in the stretch. We still need to think of other modes of transport systems in Hosur which will serve as feeder services,” an official of the Tamil Nadu transport department told Mirror.
Source : TOI