Thousands of commuters could be put through inconvenience as Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) plans to close the airport partially for maintenance between March 11 and April 13.

In a release on Wednesday, BIAL said that as the maintenance would be carried out in a phased manner —– either closure of runway for its resurfacing, or partial closure of airport facilities — so that there would be minimal impact on operations.

The Air Traffic Control would be instructed to enhance the flight handling capacity in the hours preceding and following the closure each day during this period, the release said.