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Airport Access

December 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments

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.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sathya // Dec 25, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Chennai is far better as far as Access to airport is concerned. Also, it has a train station bang opposite to the Airport. But it would be great if the train station has a subway leading to the airport (rt now, one needs to cross the road ).

  • 2 Aniket Ray // Dec 25, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Construction work on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airport_Express_(Delhi_Metro) is currently on. Things would improve in Delhi soon.

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