Bangalore International Airport to test equipment and systems from January 15

Chennai/Bangalore: Basic trials, intended to test installed systems, will begin on January 15 as the new Bangalore International Airport (BIAL) nears opening date on March 30. 
''Designated Airport Readiness Experts (AREXs) are testing basic processes post which, the basic trials will begin on January 15,'' Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) said in a statement, as part of a project update. 
A number of ''Train the trainer programmes'' have been completed successfully and trainers are preparing their training sessions for airport-owned equipment and systems for the various trial phases. 
''Facilities are operational, information (rules regulations) is specified, systems are available and human resources have been employed and trained'', it said. 
BIAL said the commissioning of all nine passenger-board bridges, tests on the Air Field Lights (AFL) and baggage-handling system is nearing completion. All the check-in counters have been installed. Installation of all elevators and escalators was complete as well.