BENGALURU AND HYDERABAD AIRPORTS RANKED THE BEST ACCESSIBLE
A study ‘ Benchmarking of Accessibility and Connectivity of Indian Airports’ by New Delhi-based School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) showed that the two South Indian airports, Hyderabad and Bengaluru, are the most easily accessible among the facilities in six metros of the country while the national capital finds a place at the bottom of the list.
The accessibility rate was calculated in the study conducted by SPA by taking the average of time taken during non-peak and peak traffic.
As per the study, one of the reasons for Bengaluru airport faring better is due to its location in the outskirts and is connected to the city by an elevated expressway. Hyderabad tops the list mainly because of the dedicated corridor to the airport. The study finds that reaching the airports in Hyderabad and Bengaluru by car is the best among the six metros. The connectivity of airports through public transport is better in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru compared to New Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. Delhi finds a place at the last position in the study of 60 metro and non-metro airports in terms of accessibility while Hyderabad is at third position, Bengaluru is at seventh, Chennai 46th and Kolkata 59.