I almost missed a flight from Delhi to Mumbai last week because of traffic on the access roads. A 2 km stretch took 35 minutes to navigate.
I am sure there must be dozens of people who go through this pain in multiple Indian cities daily – or at least the metros. Something needs to be done to ensure that airport access becomes easier. Mumbai does have a train station about 10 minutes from the airport, but Delhi doesn’t have anything as of now. (Don’t get me started about Bangalore!)
The broader issue is that of urban planning. We seem to be be having absolutely nothing of it. It isn’t a difficult exercise, but it needs some experts to do it. Someone once mentioned to me that Mumbai has all of one urban planner. Surely, we can do better than that.