Thursday, November 02, 2006

Radar defect at Delhi airport to upset flight plan

New Delhi: Government`s efforts to ensure that pilots of private carriers are trained to navigate through fog may come to a naught, as a key radar at the airport here is out of service and could lead to congestion in the air and delays on ground even on a clear-sky day.
Congestion would also be witnessed in Mumbai, though it is not affected by fog, as the main runway would remain closed till November 24 for repairs, resurfacing and construction of rapid exit taxiways.
Though the alternate runway would be available during this period, major delays in flight movements are expected.
In the national capital, the situation is different. The surface movement radar is under major maintenance and would not be available for the next several weeks, airport sources said.
Due to this, both runways at Delhi airport are not available for simultaneous operations, they said.
02/11/06 Zee News
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