Thursday, November 10, 2016

Second phase of parallel taxiway to come up soon at Mangaluru airport

Mangaluru: The international airport here will be equipped with second phase of parallel connecting taxiway. This taxiway is used by aircraft to move towards the terminal building after landing.

The taxiway is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 111.14 crore. Airports Authority of India Ltd, which is executing the project, has stipulated 24 months time for its completion. Tender process has already begun.

Currently, aircraft are compelled to use the same taxiway when leaving the terminal building as the airport has only one taxiway now, which involves a delay of a few minutes for the arrival and departure of aircraft. Once the new taxiway is built, aircraft need not wait for the taxiway to be cleared by the aircraft already using it.