Sunday, January 22, 2006

Hyderabad's new airport: Disaster in-making?

Hyderabad, one of the tech hubs in India, is getting a new airport. Here's a little video:


New projects are always great oppurtunities to try out new things and not to repeat known errors. This one seems to be missing on both. The airport doesnt seem to be trying out new mechanisms in energy conversation (It uses glass and metal ceilings in a region where average temp is 40C). There is no mention of access to public transportation. A country of 1 billion needs enormous focus on efficient and affordable public transportation to prevent an ecological disaster. How sad that the video talks at great lengths just on retail, food and beverage, retail, food and beverage (did i mention retail, food and beverage?) and nothing else.

9 comments:

direct said...

You Suck, guys like you are real problem to future of India. They are building intl airport not local rlwy station.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely right - in these times where airports are mass transport hubs the provision of fast, ecologically friendly mass transit to and from is an absolute necessity. Simply adding a new road link will do nothing for ease of transport link, time or reduce carbon emissions.

vipul said...

This airport sucks not worth of 2500 crores as proposed.Main terminal is a small building, look at the pictures in thier site...Banglore airport is much better, Even Big Shopping malls in Hyderabad are looking better than the new airport

vipul said...

http://www.bialairport.com/project_pictures.htm?cid=topmenu&ses=bial

Cole said...

Kesava Mallela, where are you from? Mars? What do you know about airport & its construction? If connectivity is a problem what would you say about Calcutta airport, it takes the same time to travel from the city, it has poor public transport and has a airport not worth mentioning. all you can do is poke your nose in a topic You have no clue about and pass cheeky remarks. People like you deserve to travel by trains as you enjoy the stink and spit. By the way you will soon see a 6 lane express highway and a Metro rail to the HYD airport, so get your facts straight and stop seeking attention by talking crap on blogs. Pls keep you glass & metal bullshit to yourself, get off your environment friendly moped or whatever it is you commute on and travel the world to know what airports are made of.

vijay said...

The whole world is destroying the environment and we as a developing and over populated nation has to think about everything that we do. What we are builiding is not only for us but for our generations too. We are more environment friendly than the developed nations. I want to see India emerging as a first class nation in my lifetime. I should be looked up as a citizen of a rich and luxurious country.

Jagadeesh said...

Four-lane National Highway NH-7 with service lanes (on its west)
Four-lane Srisailam State Highway (on its east)
Proposed eight-lane 24.38 km access controlled Outer Ring Road (ORR)
Widening of 52-km Inner Ring Road with many flyovers with six lanes
Four-lane 11.6 km long P V Narasimha Rao Elevated Expressway
Multiple traffic management initiatives to decongest city roads
Alternate four-lane road P7 to decongest Srisailam Highway
Other alternate modes being worked out with State government include:
Multi-Modal Transportation System (MMTS)
Mono Rail Transport System (MRTS)
Dedicated Airport Train from city to Airport
40 km stretch to be covered in around 25 minutes

Who said the process of building airport is completed. Its still going on..

Any punk can comment. Thats all they can do.

Jagadeesh said...

Four-lane National Highway NH-7 with service lanes (on its west)
Four-lane Srisailam State Highway (on its east)
Proposed eight-lane 24.38 km access controlled Outer Ring Road (ORR)
Widening of 52-km Inner Ring Road with many flyovers with six lanes
Four-lane 11.6 km long P V Narasimha Rao Elevated Expressway
Multiple traffic management initiatives to decongest city roads
Alternate four-lane road P7 to decongest Srisailam Highway
Other alternate modes being worked out with State government include:
Multi-Modal Transportation System (MMTS)
Mono Rail Transport System (MRTS)
Dedicated Airport Train from city to Airport
40 km stretch to be covered in around 25 minutes

Who said the process of building airport is completed. Its still going on..

Any punk can comment. Thats all they can do.

nirmala said...

We just landed at new airport.we had to drag all our luggage to parking lot which is almost more than half a kilometer from airport on mud road.Why cannot we have pick up at curb side like Begum pet airport