The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has its employees fuming over a 300% hike in two-wheeler parking fees.
Story so far: Until recently, the KIA staff were paying ₹300 per annum as parking fees. A couple of months ago, this was increased to ₹1,200 per annum. The parking lot for staff is located far from the terminal building. It also doesn’t have a roof or any CCTVs so it’s just access to the lot that they are paying for.
- Why it matters: An AirAsia ground staff said that, for the most part, it’s the low-level workers that come to work in two-wheelers. So even when the employees complain about it, they get ignored. If the workers opt for the company cab facility, ₹5,000 gets deducted from their paychecks which several of them cannot afford.
KIA’s response: A representative of the Bangalore International Airport Limited said that they are currently working on providing a shuttle service to and from work for the staff. And since the parking lots are manned round-the-clock, a maintenance fee of ₹100 per month seems reasonable.