The road connecting the airport from NH 44 will be closed to car traffic for a few days due to construction work, authorities said.

Traffic will be restricted on the road leading to Hyderabad Airport from National Highway 44 from April 14 to 22, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) authorities have announced. In a traffic advisory shared on Twitter, airport authorities asked people using this route to take an alternate route for the next few days as road construction work is underway on the closed road. Those who need to use the road to get to the airport have been asked to turn around after the underpass in front of the closed road and use the airport ramp.

“The road connecting the airport, from NH 44 (Shamshabad) will be temporarily closed to vehicle traffic from 14 April 22 to 22 April 22 due to road construction works. Traffic to the airport will have to be reduced to half turn after the underpass and take the slipway to the airport,” said a tweet from the official RGIA Twitter account.

It was recently reported that the number of single-day passengers at Hyderabad International Airport reached around 53,000 on March 27, or around 109% of the pre-COVID average daily domestic traffic. The airport also recorded the highest number of domestic air traffic (ATM) movements of 374 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic on the same day. On March 28, the airport also achieved the highest ever international passenger recovery of about 89% of pre-COVID-19 average daily passenger traffic.

Officials said the airport handled around 7,000 domestic passengers and around 1,000 international travelers in the first half of March. Regular international commercial flights resumed on March 27. With the lifting of restrictions on international travel, Hyderabad International Airport expects an increase in international connectivity.

Although overall international travel has been subdued during the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, Hyderabad International Airport is now reconnected to its previously popular destinations like Singapore, Qatar, Sharjah, Doha and Kuwait. The airport has also added flights to new international destinations like Chicago and the Maldives.

With IANS entries