HAL Rejects NMPML Proposal To Allow Buses To Enter Airport Terminal | Nashik News
Nashik: Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), which operates Nashik Airport, rejected Nashik Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd’s (NMPML) proposal to allow its buses to enter the airport terminal premises to drop off and pick up passengers.
Last month, NMPML, the public transport wing of the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC), asked HAL to allow its buses to stop at the airport terminal premises for a period of time so that Air travelers reaching Nashik Airport can take advantage of the bus service.
NMPML started buses to Mohadi via Nashik Airport with a frequency of 30 minutes. Currently, buses stop at the main entrance gate of the terminal building.
The distance from the main gate to the airport terminal is approximately 200 m. It would be inconvenient for passengers to reach the airport building with their luggage if they got off the bus at the main gate. Therefore, NMPML wanted HAL to allow its buses to enter the airport premises.
HAL sources said Nashik Airport falls under the âsensitive airportâ category and therefore buses cannot be allowed inside the airport premises.
Nashik already has air connectivity with cities like Delhi, Indore, Belgavi, Ahmedabad, Surat and Pune. Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, along with two other private airlines operate flights from Nashik Airport.
Attendance at Nashik airport has already increased to 7,000 passengers per month in the context of the pandemic. Approximately 230 passengers depart or arrive at Nashik Airport daily.