An unmanned level-crossing in the Indian Ocean

While Bangalore ponders its “connectivity” with the new international airport at Devanahalli, SUDHEENDRA MURALIDHARA forwards a picture of the airport at Antananarivo in Madagascar, “probably the only airport in the world where a railway line runs through the runway.” The railway line connects the capital with Toamasina, the Indian Ocean island’s chief port, off the southeastern coast of Africa.

The old Safdarjung Airport in Delhi is also unique in that a railway line, a road, and a water body within a park, all run parallel to the runway from where Sanjay Gandhi took off, never to return.