Ask any Bengalurean in south-east Bengaluru (Electronics City and surrounding areas), and they are likely to share their agonizing experiencing of reaching the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA). First, the distance from Electronics City to KIA is a staggering 80 km, and then there’s a great deal of traffic in the way. On an average, it takes at least 2 hours to reach KIA from Electronics City and surrounding areas. Plus, the cost of hiring a taxi is also something troubles people, as taxi operators charge well over Rs 1,500 to ferry travellers from Electronics City to KIA. However, such troubles could soon be over for residents of Electronics City and surrounding areas, as the Tamil Nadu government has submitted a proposal regarding opening up of its Hosur Air Station at Belagondapalli village, Thally Road for Bengalureans
The Hosur Air Station will soon be operating commercial planes under the central Government’s UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik) scheme. This will be a boon for south-east Bengalureans, as they can reach Hosur much quickly as compared to reaching KIA. The Hosur airport is only around 35 km from Electronics City, so anyone planning to fly to a domestic location, can catch a flight from there rather than going all the way to KIA. However, there are some legal and technical issues that need to be sorted out before the Hosur airport can be opened for Bengalureans. If it works, it would solve a major problem for south-east Bengalureans.