BIAL unveils its vision of second terminal, which will be ready for users in three years’ time

A glimpse of how the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) would look by the year 2021 was showcased on Thursday by operators of KIA, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL).

BIAL, which has already commenced work on the second terminal (T2) and the second runway, announced that it is set to undertake a Rs 13,000-crore-capital programme to cater to the demands of a civil aviation market that has been growing at a blistering pace of 25% year on year for the last three years.

The T2, whose first phase is expected to be ready by March 2021, will be built on four guiding principles—terminal in a garden, sustainability, technology and innovation and art and culture of Karnataka.

“The second terminal—T2—is our dedication to this beautiful city of Bengaluru. Designed as a reflection of this city, T2 will be founded on four pillars: technological leadership, being a terminal in a garden, environmental and ecological stewardship and a celebration of Karnataka’s rich heritage and culture, ” said BIAL managing director and chief executive officer Hari Marar.

He said that the new terminal will have lush greenery within and outside. Passengers would have an experience akin to a walk in the garden while inside the terminal and outside there will be a natural forest along with water bodies and natural topography.

As far as technology and innovation is concerned, BIAL said that from entry into the airport campus till boarding the aircraft, every point in the passengers’ travel through the airport will be touched by various aspects of technology.

It added that the rich history and culture of Karnataka will be integrated into the design of T2, with focus on tradition, technology and contemporary facets.

No more fog related flight delays

The second runway of the airport will be operational on October 1 and can cater to all types of aircraft including A380, in all weather conditions.

The artists’ vision of the KIA’s T2, being designed to be a terminal in a garden

The artists’ vision of the KIA’s T2, being designed to be a terminal in a garden

With the second runway operational, flight delays due to fog and other weather conditions will also cease as it will be CAT III B ILS compliant. CAT III B allows flights to operate in visibility up to 50 meters. “With CAT III B capability the issue of fog will never be there,” Marar said.

Road network expansion


To meet the increasing vehicular traffic, BIAL is constructing a new road and widening the existing access road.

The expansion will be carried out in four phases. The project will include widening of the main access road to 10 lanes (5+5) from the existing four lanes (2+2), expansion of trumpet interchange with two lanes on either side to and from the city, a new six-lane south access road which runs parallel to the existing main access road from the first roundabout, which will be made operational by March 2019.

Marar said that during the expansion of the main access road, traffic will be diverted to the south access road en route the terminal. The diversion is expected to start from April 1. Several trees would also be relocated when the road works would commence.



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