AIR TRANSPORT


Airports

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (SVPIA) is an international airport serving the cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar in Gujarat, India. The airport is located at Hansol, 9 km north of central Ahmedabad. For more information, please visit the website http://www.aai.aero/allAirports/ahmedabad_generalinfo.jsp

Participants travelling via Mumbai, may visit the website of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai for more information www.mumbaiairport.com and those travelling via Delhi, may visit the website of Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi for more information (www.newdelhiairport.in/).  Distances between Mumbai and Ahmedabad by road are approximately about 526 kms, and about 1000 Kms between Delhi and Ahmedabad. Therefore, it is advisable to travel by air.

Transportation

The Governors and Executive Directors of member countries shall be provided with a chauffeur-driven car for travel from and to the airport, between the hotel and conference centre, and for other programmes and activities as agreed between Government of India and the Bank.  

Transportation facilities will also be made for staff members, delegates and other participants from and to the airport, between the hotels and the Conference Centre, and any other location programmed for the Annual Meetings events.

Baggage and items prohibited for carriage

Airlines operating in the territory of the Republic of India strictly regulate limits on the size and weight of baggage. For security reasons, some items and substances are forbidden for transport aboard passenger aircraft. Participants are advised to check clearly with their travel agents or airlines about the maximum weight and dimension allowed for their check-in/cabin baggage, especially in cases where the travel involves more than one airline and/or in different classes. 

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