Bengaluru airport reverses controversial fee structure for vehicles entering premises after public backlash: Report | Bengaluru - Hindustan Times

Bengaluru airport reverses controversial fee structure for vehicles entering premises after public backlash: Report

May 21, 2024 01:30 PM IST

The Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru retracted its decision on proposed fee restructuring for vehicles accessing the premises.

Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport recently caused a stir with its proposed fee restructuring, requiring private and commercial vehicles to shell out cash for accessing airport premises. However, in a swift turn of events, the airport authorities have retracted this decision, the India Today reported.

Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru. (HT Archive)
Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru. (HT Archive)

ALSO READ | Man in Bengaluru booked for riding bike with a woman in his lap. VIDEO

Get ready to catch the final stages of the World Cup only on Crickit. Anytime, Anywhere. Explore now!

This backtrack occurred mere hours after the initial announcement that travel to and from the airport would incur additional expenses starting from Monday.

Under the now-revoked mandate, commercial vehicles, including those affiliated with ride-hailing giants like Ola and Uber, were to be charged 150 for a seven-minute window of access. If these vehicles exceeded this timeframe, the fee would have surged to 300, the publication said.

ALSO READ | Bengaluru teenager kills his younger brother for not giving mobile phone while playing games

The intended implementation of this new fee structure was slated for both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of the airport, affecting a wide range of travellers and transport operators.

ALSO READ | Karnataka BJP chief Vijayendra demands CBI probe into obscene video case

The decision to rescind the fee restructuring may have been prompted by various factors, including public outcry, logistical challenges, or perhaps a reassessment of the economic implications involved, the report added.

Get World Cup ready with Crickit! From live scores to match stats, catch all the action here. Explore now!

Stay updated Karnataka Election Results 2024 and with all the Breaking News and Latest News from Bengaluru. Click here for comprehensive coverage of top cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and more across India . Stay informed on the latest happenings in World News.
Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On