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KIA to be turned into an ‘airport city’

Plans for biz parks, convention centres

The upcoming terminal 2 at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) will be designed to reflect Karnataka through art, and will celebrate the State’s heritage and culture.

At an art symposium by the Bangalore International Airport Limited, which operates KIA, Hari Marar, Managing Director and CEO, spoke about the long-term plans to build an ‘airport city’ over the next 15 years.

“In the next six years alone, we will have business parks, convention centres, concert arenas, retail, entertainment and hospitality. The airport city is also going to be designed so that is pedestrian friendly with connector metro lines,” said Mr. Marar. However, regulatory clearances are yet to be sought.

At a panel discussion on the role of public art in the airport, industrialist and art collector Abhishek Poddar, spoke about the need to strike a balance between contemporary and traditional Indian art. He suggested that the airport can also act as an incubator or a transitional gallery.

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