Capacity Constraint In Air Transport

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Management Programme in Public Policy Economic Analysis and Formulation of Public Policy Question 5) A) Discussion Paper Debates on Capacity Constraint in Air Transportation and Need for the Design, Construction and Operation of International Airport in Uttar Pradesh Overview With the rise in the middle class households, better connectivity between cities, paucity of time and falling fares, air travel has witnessed a growth by leaps and bounds in India. With more planes taking off and landing at Indian airports, the demand for bigger and better facilities, too, has increased manifolds. Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is viewed as one of the best and most modern infrastructure complex of its kind in the country with the…show more content…
For passengers who wish to hire taxis, they will be provided with radio cabs equipped with GPS system which will constantly be monitored by the taxi management team of the international airport. The mode of payment will be cashless as the passengers will only need to submit cash to the transport officials of the airport transport management department who in turn will provide them with paper based ticket which will contain details of the taxi, its driver and the transaction code which too will be encoded in a bar-code form on the ticket. Separate kiosks for booking taxis will also be available within the airport for those travelers who wish to use their debit/credit cards to book a…show more content…
In its initial phase the construction of airport would require the government to acquire large pieces of land. Thus the farmers residing within the target area will prosper as they will have the incentive to sell their land to the government at profitable rates. This option for them will be a blessing in disguise. For the passengers it will have a positive impact as they no longer will have to struggle to reach IGIA on time if they are travelling from far off places. They can choose to travel from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Airport as per their convenience. Addition to that, the initiative to include shops, hotels, convention centres, food courts, malls and parking facilities etc. within the 4000 acre land would help them to avoid the inconvenience they face while searching for boarding and lodging facilities. It will also help them to purchase any needed item from the airport itself incase if they are in a rush to catch the plane. It will also provide an incentive to the different entrepreneurs to engage in commercial transactions with the passengers over wide variety of consumer products they have to offer thus having a scope for profit

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