Trujet, a regional carrier promoted by Hyderabad-based Turbo Megha Airways, last month has announced the addition of Bidar in Karnataka to its network of ‘UDAN’ services. It has become the first air carrier to connect to Bidar airport in Karnataka on 7 February. This take’s Trujet’s flight connectivity to Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) airports upto 65 percent and Bidar becomes the 24th station in Trujet’s network. Karnataka Chief Minister Yeddyurappa inaugurated the service. After the launch of the service, the Chief Minister travelled in the same flight to Bidar along with some ministers and other legislators.
KV Pradeep, Director, Turbo Megha Airways, said: “Trujet has come a long way since our first flight on July 12, 2015. The air connectivity we provide to Tier 2 and 3 cities supports business and leisure travel growth to and from these cities. As air connectivity is both an economy-enabler and an employment growth engine, it will accelerate socio-economic development beyond the Tier 1 cities. We are proud to contribute to this growth.”
The airport has been remodelled under the Regional Connectivity Scheme-Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (RCS-UDAN) with an estimated cost of Rs 11 crores to be borne by the State Government with the help of the Central Government.
Bidar to Bengaluru Flight Schedule:
Flight 2T 625 will depart from Bengaluru at 11:40 IST and arrive at Bidar airport at 13:05 IST. Flight 2T 626 will depart from Bidar airport at 13:35 IST and arrive at Bengaluru at 15:15 IST. So, you cannot make a single-day round trip if starting from Bengaluru considering the short duration for the next return flight after finishing any of your works. But the vice-versa from Bidar to Bengaluru is a comfortable one night hotel stay schedule considering the check-in and check-out times of the hotels as well.
Trujet, will connect the two destinations with one to and fro flight service daily, offering a great relief to the commuters not just in Bidar, but in the adjoining districts of Telangana and Karnataka. Luggage allowance of 15Kg is included with the fare.
Bidar Tourist Attractions:
Bidar is a hill top city in the north-eastern part of Karnataka. The city offers tourist attractions which include Bidar fort – considered as one of the most formidable forts of the country, Gumbaz Darwaz – an enormous awe inspiring structure, Gagan Mahal (Heavenly palace), Takht Mahal ( Throne Palace), Tarkash Mahal – This is said to have been built for a Turkish wife of the Sultan, Rangeen Mahal, Shahi Malbakh ( Royal kitchen), Shahi Hamam (Royal bath), Bahamani tombs, Chaubara – which means a building facing in four directions, Madarasa of Mahmud Gawan, Jharani Narasimha Cave Temple, Nanak Jhira Sahib, Basavakalyan and Bidari Ware – an ancient handicraft influenced by Hindu, Muslim, Persian, Turkish and Iranian forms of art. Bidari Ware forms an integral part of Bidar’s Heritage.
The inauguration of the Bengaluru – Bidar airway route marks the operationalisation of 252 routes and 45 airports under the UDAN scheme. It also marks the operationalisation of the 8th airport in the Karnataka region.