This August 15, the KSRTC will launch special air-conditioned Volvo bus services to Mysuru Airport — Airport Shuttle Service — from the City Bus Stand.
Mysuru currently has around 8 flights a day to 5 destinations and same is the case with Belagavi as well, Bengaluru (4), Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and Pune.
Belagavi also has flights to 5 destinations and 8 flights day barring Tuesday.
Now the AAI and the NWKRTC must think of starting shuttle bus services to Airport from the city.
The KSRTC has acted proactively and is commencing the service there but what about NWKRTC, even after demands have been made in this regards the NWKRTC is still mum and has not envisaged any plans it feels like.
In 2017 the NWKRTC had commenced such a service in 2017 but had to shut operations with no takers and also reduced flights.
The bus service should be timed to coincide with the arrivals and departures. While the bus service to passengers leaving Belagavi will have to reach the Airport one hour early to facilitate smooth boarding, buses can pick up passengers as soon as they arrive at the IXG Airport.
In order to increase competition and bring down transport prices, Airports Authority of India is likely to operationalize a rent-a-cab counter at Goa International Airport next month. Belagavi airport must also provide such facilities. The moves are part of an effort by AAI to provide air passengers with cheaper and multiple options for transport once they exit the airport.
It would be very beneficial for the travelers if they can get cheaper options to reach the airport as of now it would roughly cost Rs.500+ for a taxi for a drop to the airport.
There is another line of thought which says when the travelers spent so much to travel by Air why can’t he or shell out for a taxi or an Auto. But when you want the aam Nagrik to fly arrangements for him are important.
We do have the OLA service but it is very limited and as there are bus services in Bengaluru, we should also have one which will help more Aam Nagrik to take their UDAN.