Thursday, January 04, 2018

Dabolim airport gets green nod for its modernisation project

Panaji: The Dabolim airport could be expanded in future as the airport on Wednesday received environment clearance from the ministry of environment, forest and climate change for a project involving modernisation of the runaways.

The Rs 183.4-crore project will increase the runaway capacity of the airport and reduce turnaround time for aircraft. It will improve runaway efficiency and ensure smoother takeoffs and landings for civilian flights.

The request for green nod to the project had been submitted in October 6 2017, and the go-ahead from the ministry came in on January 3 2018.
The project involves construction of a full-length parallel taxi track suitable for B747 aircraft along with associated facilities in the runaway area. Expenditure for it will be jointly shared by the Airport Authority of India and the Indian Navy in 50:50 ratio.

The project will take 30 months to complete, according to the proposal submitted by AAI.

The new Dabolim terminal, commissioned in March 2014, currently has peak hour capacity of approximately 2,750 passengers – 2,000 domestic and 750 international.
04/01/18 NavHind Times

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