PUNE: To improve the flow of traffic at Airport premises - both arrival and departure - the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has removed the barricades and made two lanes for vehicles coming to drop off passengers. This is expected to clear the congestion outside the airport during peak air traffic hours especially in the evening.
Almost two years ago, the Pune airport administration decided to make more space for passengers who can walk inside the premises and set up a barricade to stop the vehicles near departure one. The authority closed the 50-metre road inside the premises. This not only ended the traffic chaos, but also freed the road in front of the terminal for free movement of passengers.
Recently, Pune Airport Director Ajay Kumar decided to remove the barricades and make two separate lanes for vehicles. These vehicles can move from departure one to the arrival area. After that, they will move towards exit gate number two and three. After dropping off the passengers, the vehicles can exit from behind Sugardough, which was earlier the taxi lane. “This is made only for passengers’ convenience for both departure and arrival. We are committed to facilitating passengers’ amenities. To improve further, we are continuously working so that by mid-2021 all passenger facilities including multi-level car park are there,” said Ajay Kumar.
To segregate arrival and departure traffic, the administration started a trial run earlier in September this year. After a successful trial, they decided to implement it permanently. This made it easy for passengers coming at the airport, mostly in the evening. At that time the number of flights are higher than during the day.