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Friday, April 27, 2012

New Hyderabad Airport

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport also known as Hyderabad International Airport is located in Shamshabad, about 22 km distance from the twin cities of Hyderabad & Secunderabad.I visited this city last week to attend a business conference and was amazed to see this fabulous airport.It is truly a world class facility,in fact considered amongst the world's Top 5, comparable with Singapore, Seoul, Hong Kong & Beijing in terms of Airport Service Quality. The airport project is a public-private joint venture between GMR group,Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad and both Government of Andhra Pradesh and Airports Authority of India.Present passenger handling capacity is 12 million/annum - set to grow to an astounding 40 million on completion of phase 3 of the Airport project. An excellent multi lane highway connects the airport to the twin cities. Aero express is a non stop Shuttle Service from the Airport to various destinations in the city.These AC coaches offer safe, secure & comfortable travel at reasonable rates.Tariff one way is Rs.200/-. Here are some pics taken at this magnificent airport.                                         
1.A beautiful maiden welcoming visitors to the airport
2.A battery operated cart to convey senior citizens/handicapped passengers
3.Whats a Lunar buggy doing at the airport ?
4. Its no moon buggy - its a hydraulic crane with long extendable boom for airport maintenance
5. Tuck into delicious burgers & ice creams
6.Awesome view of airport at exit point
7.Sleek stylish plush passenger shuttle
8.A Blue Dart Cargo Aircraft
9. Impressive Entrance driveway to Airport
10.Check in Counters
11.Book shop to browse
12.Foreign exchange counter
13.Lounge  relax with a beverage in hand
14.ATM machines
15.Amazing & Intricate Roof Architecture
16.Clocks display world timings above a Glorious India panel
17. Resting his weary body besides telephone kiosks
18. The SpiceJet Aircraft by which I flew Coimbatore-Hyderabad
19.SpiceJet Aiport shuttle
20. Stroll and shop at Shoppers Stop
21.Crossword to sharpen your brains
22.Popular Karachi Bakery - Whats this doing in India ?

52 comments:

  1. wow.. looks fantastic. And wonderfully captured as well. :)

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  2. Hyderabad airport authorities would love to see these pics...
    :-)
    fascinating!!!!

    regards.
    anu

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  3. its a fantastic airport...it started the trend of modern airports in india....

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  4. I always love Hyd and its airport too,you have captured everything so well..I find it best, better than delhi even in a few things..

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  5. It looks very modern and clean. Thanks for the photos!

    P.S. What sort of toilets does it have? Asian or Western?

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  6. About time we started meeting average global standards - this looks great. What's the score on wifi in Indian airports?

    Flew to Delhi recently, and was amazed at the scope of the new airport there too.

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  7. Nice. Supposedly the best in the country.

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  8. @Gigihawaii: Mostly Western Toilets here.

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  9. @icyHighs: Wi Fi connectivity exists in new modern airports like Hyderabad.

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  10. Hyd airport looks really good - way better than Chennai :) Photos are really good!!!

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  11. The airport looks fantastic.
    Thanks for sharing your great photos.
    Wish you a wonderful day.
    Mette

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  12. Dear Ram,
    Great photos!! I must say...I love the maiden. I will dance with her anytime (lol). Thank you for sharing such interesting pics with us.

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  13. Wow! Truly wow!
    I visited Hyderabad by road so these were great visuals to me.

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  14. .º°❤
    °º✿ Olá, amigo!

    Suas fotografias são maravilhosas.
    BOM FIM DE SEMANA!

    ¸.•°`
    °º✿ Beijinhos.
    º° ✿ ✿ Brasil

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  15. Looks swank and shiny through your pictures!

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  16. Congratulations!
    Rajiv Gandhi would have been very proud of this amazing airport bearing his name.

    Your pictures do greatjustice to the airport's various facilities. Very successful captures!

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  17. Never seen that maiden! And btw the Karachi bakery is owned by a Sindhi gentleman. The family probably lived there pre-partition. And the famed Karachi fruit biscuits are to Hyderabad like Kayani biscuits are to Pune.

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  18. it looks very neat and shiny and new. i like that sculpture. :)

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  19. Total airport authority should be pleased to see such a well portrait display.....

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  20. Yea if these new pvt operated airports stays in pvt hands then we can be sure to see them like they are now.

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  21. Thanks for the visit Ramakrishnan. Power cuts and my online shop launches keep me away form all of you. A wee bit engaged that's all..Shall get back to blogging soon.

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  22. @Radha: Thanks for the information. Shall make it a point to visit Karachi Fruit biscuits next time I am in Hyderabad.

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  23. I love the second picture, read "About me". Nice airport, clean and interesting.

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  24. Everything looks so modern and shining. It would be fun to ride on the golf cart or one of those brightly colored shuttles.

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  25. Looks a great airport, set to service travellers to Hyderabad.

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  26. Looks like a well designed airport. I like the welcoming maiden and the "moon buggy".

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  27. Wonderful shots of the airport, real spacious.

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  29. @Bob Bushell: Read "About You". You are amazing. Admire your courage.

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  30. Hi friend these are awesome photography.Thanks.

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  31. Hi Ram, Just want you to know that I wrote about Cochin today and mentioned your blog regarding the new airport.

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  32. I hope and wish that each and every airport of India is as awesome as this .Thanks for the wonderful clicks.

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  33. Wow, what an awesome airport! It looks better than most of the ones in U.S.!

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  34. How we could imagine a modern airport without McDonald's! :))
    Impressive and stunning pictures!!!
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  35. awww mana Hyderabad..:)Artistically built..:) good clicks too..:)btw karachi biscuits seems to be owned by a sindhi guy and no one will forget to get its nutty biscuits and of course Pullareddy Sweets is also famous..:)Mana hyderabad is hyderabad..can't beat us..love this place n people ..:):)

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  36. Does not look like India!! Wonderful shots, hope they maintain it well!

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  37. Karachi biscuits at the airport? That's a great idea. How could you go to Hyderabad and return without them :). That's a really good thing.

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  38. Actually, you're right, it's great, modern and stylish airport!
    With great photos, it's like I was there!
    Have a good month
    My warm greetings

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  39. I agree, what is a lunar item doing in an airport? I can see that they need the crane...beautiful airport...glad you shared them

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  40. Thanks for the lovely tour of the Hyderabad airport.
    The airport in my city too has got a wonderful face-lift recently. Hope all our airports turn out this beautiful.
    Your shots are great!

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  41. That's wonderful. Hope other cities to follow.

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  42. Lovely post on Hyderabad, a city I love immensely:)

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  43. I had heard a lot about Hyderabad, buthave never visited..now after seeing these pictures...I so want to visit this place:)

    Next trip is surely to Hyderabad. The Airport is simply amazing, well planned...and I love those books there:)

    Nice pictures:)
    Gayu

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  45. I am from Karachi, we have Madras Bakery in Karachi famous for sweets and samosas, hyderabad colony for hyderabadi foods like achar etc,

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  46. I am from Karachi, we have Madras Bakery in Karachi famous for sweets and samosas, hyderabad colony for hyderabadi foods like achar etc,

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