New Parking Policy At Bhubaneswar Airport Kicks In
Bhubaneswar: Vehicle owners picking or dropping off their friends and relatives at the airport here should heave a sigh of relief as they have been exempted from paying any fee under the new parking policy which came into effect from Monday.
According to a statement issued by Biju Patnaik International Airport, “all private vehicles going to departure or arrival” will not have to pay anything. The previous parking policy used to levy a fee under a ‘time-based free parking’ system. The statement makes no such mention, implying vehicle owners can now drop and drive their way out of the airport without having to bother about exceeding the free time limit.
Access fees of Rs 40 will, however, be levied on all commercial vehicles except AAI licensed partners at the airport.
Parking fee will also be charged from all the vehicles entering the designated parking lot.
Parking fees of Rs 10 will be collected from two-wheeler entering the designated parking area for up to 30 minutes, Rs 15 for up to 2 hours, Rs 5 per hour extra up to seven hours and Rs 45 for up to 24 hours. Likewise, Rs 20 will be charged for car parking up to 30 minutes, Rs 55 for up to 2 hours, Rs 10 extra per hour up to seven hours and Rs 165 for up to 24 hours.
The parking fees for tempo, SUV and minibus will be Rs 20 for up to 30 minutes, Rs 60 for up to 2 hours, Rs 10 extra per hour up to seven hours and Rs 180 for up to 24 hours. The coach, bus and truck will have to pay Rs 30 for up to 30 minutes, Rs 70 up to 2 hours, Rs 10 extra per hour up to seven hours and Rs 210 for up to 24 hours.
Government-owned vehicles and government-sponsored buses will be allowed to enter the airport premises free of cost. Parking of vehicles in the lanes, road leading to the entry and any other area other than parking area will attract penalty, the statement added.