High-tech control tower to enhance Delhi airport soon

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New Delhi :

In a bid to improve air traffic services in India, a high-tech control tower is being built at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the national capital. The tower will help in providing 360 degree view of three runways, apron area and taxiway.

The 102 meter high tower is being constructed at a total cost of Rs 350 crores. It will have 21 controller position from visual level and 12 from the operational level.

"That is a first phase. After that, we call it shadow operation. That system will be run for three days or so. Our team will be working hard almost 12 to 18 hours a day," said A.K. Bhardwaj, GM, ATM, IGI Airport.

Growing air traffic has become one of the major problems for many airports and to cure it AAI has come up with this tower. Authorities aim to improve operational efficiencies with this move.

Quick Reads :

  • High-tech control tower to be built at Indira Gandhi International airport
  • Cost of construction stands at Rs 350 crores
  • The tower will have 21 controller positions at visual level, 12 at operational level
  • It will be 350 meters in height
  • AAI wants better operational efficiency with this.
Published On : Jul 28, 2016 09:20 AM