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Monday, June 16, 2008

Hyderabad International Airport

Hyderabad International Airport
(IATA: HYD, ICAO: VOHS) also known as Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, is a new airport near Shamshabad, about 22 km (14 mi) from the city of Hyderabad, in India. It is named after former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi. The airport has replaced the former international airport of the city, Begumpet Airport. The commercial operations began at 12:01 am on March 23, 2008, with Lufthansa Flight 752 from Frankfurt being the first commercial aircraft to land at 12:25. am The same plane was the first commercial aircraft to take off as Lufthansa Fligh 753. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the first greenfield airport in India and is the second public-private partnership venture in the Indian airports, next to the Cochin International Airport. It is a hub for Jet Lite, Kingfisher Airlines, SpiceJet, IndiGo Airlines and Air Dravida. It also acts as a focus city for Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Deccan.

A 105,300 m² (1,133,000 sq ft) terminal, having the capacity to handle 12 million passengers per annum has been constructed. The terminal building has 12 contact and 30 remote stands for aircraft parking. Other buildings, including the air traffic control tower, Technical Building, cargo (100,000 tonnes capacity), maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), CFR Station (crash, fire and rescue station) and utilities having a combined area of 35,000 m² (380,000 sq ft) have been constructed. A Car Park for 3,000 cars in front of the terminal building has been developed for the convenience of passengers and visitors to the airport. A hotel has also been constructed in this phase.
Construction of a low cost terminal will commence in the second half of 2008 and will cater to 0.5 million passengers on the lines of Singapore and Kuala Lumpur airports.
In Phase 2, Terminal 1 will be expanded to an area of 250,000 m² (2,700,000 sq ft) to cater to the growing demand. Post expansion, the terminal building will have 54 stands for aircraft parking. The low cost terminal will also be expanded to its full capacity of 1.5 million passengers per annum.
A second runway will be needed before the commencement of construction for Terminal 2. An increase in the number of established facilities such as hotels, offices, cargo and maintenance facilities will be undertaken. The total built up area at the end of this phase will be approximately 470,000 m² (5,100,000 sq ft).

The airport is 25 km (16 mi) from Begumpet
The major proposed access points to the new airport include:
Four-lane National Highway 7 with service lanes (on its west) Four-lane Srisailam State Highway (on its east) Eight-lane 24.38 km (15.15 mi) access controlled Outer Ring Road (ORR) Widening of 52 km (32 mi) Inner Ring Road with many flyovers with six lanes Four-lane 11.6 km (7.2 mi) long P. V. Narasimha Rao Elevated Expressway Multiple traffic management initiatives to decongest city roads Alternate four-lane road P7 to decongest Srisailam Highway Other alternate modes being worked out with State government include: Multi-Modal Transportation System (MMTS) Mono Rail Transport System (MRTS) Dedicated airport train from city to airport 40 km (25 mi) stretch to be covered in around 25 minutes Upcoming rail from Begumpet to airport within 30 minutes

Shuttle service

Aero ExpressPassengers can avail themselves of the services of 'Aero Express', the airport shuttle, which is a unique facility provided in India by the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

These buses run 24x7 at 30 minutes interval to/from the following points in the city and the airport between 03:30 hours and 23:30 hours, and at a 1 hour frequency between 23.30 hours to 03.30 hours.
Paryatak Bhawan, opposite to ITC Kakatia, Green Lands.

This location is just before the junction from where the road leads to Ameerpet from Begumpet. Keyes Girls Highschool, near Clock Tower, Secunderabad.

The location is near Saint John Church & also close to Railway Officer’s Rest House.

Quli Qutub Shah Stadium opposite to City College.

This location is just adjacent to Airtel office in Quli Qutub Shahi stadium, just 500 m (1,600 ft) from Madina junction. SD Hospital, Mehdipatnam.

This location is in between Defence gate and SD Hospital gate where PVNR expressway ramp starts.

This location is on right hand side of the road. HITECH City, opposite to Silparamam and diagonally opposite to the HITECH City Phase 1 Towers.
Car rental services

Car rental services are provided by Avis, Hertz and Budget.
Radio taxi

Radio Taxi line

Easy Cabs

Meru Cabs

Dot Cabs


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