Shortage of parking space, high parking tariffs, and traffic congestion due to visitors in search for a parking place are only a few examples of everyday parking problems. To tackle this issue in airports, a remote car parking facility for taxis, fitted with automatic ticket-dispensing towers and boom barriers with radio-frequency identification technology (RIFD), will soon be built at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA).
The remote car-parking facility will have the capacity to accommodate more than 1,600 taxis, and the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), which operates KIA, has issued a RFQ (request for quotation) for supply, installation, testing and commissioning of a management system for remote car-parking facility at the airport. The facility will accommodate 2,000 cars to help in all-time taxi availability at the terminals, according to BIAL. With the forecourt area of the new terminal currently undergoing a makeover for construction of elevated approach and exit roads for the second terminal, the parking facility at terminal one was proposed to be moved to the newly constructed parking lots.
BIAL is also building a bus-staging facility adjacent to the southern access road and a multi-modal transport hub in the forecourt area of terminal 2. The hub will serve as an interchange between multiple transport models, including the future Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited public bus services, taxis and other modes of transport.