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Trials start at BIAL airport

Staff Reporter

Work in the terminal building is under way

BANGALORE: Ahead of the launch of commercial operations in March 2008, several trial runs are under way at the Bangalore International Airport at Devanahalli with the construction and infrastructure advancements reaching the concluding stage.

These trials being held in three stages basic, advanced and integrated will finally conclude closer to the airport opening date on March 30, 2008, a release from BIAL said.

The airfield lights at the runway and taxiway, passenger boarding bridges, the baggage handling system and the escalators at the terminal building have been installed. The commissioning phase started at the Air Traffic Control (ATC) block and other commissioning work included the street lights, cable checks at the airside service road and the secondary access roads.

The work in the terminal building was under way with the installation of internal glass partitions, handrails and the external aluminium panel cladding, construction of duty free areas, cabling work at all the CUTE (common user terminal equipment) check-in counters, the installation of public address system, CCTV cameras and antennas. The construction of the car park in front of the terminal building was in progress, it added.

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