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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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