Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Runway re-carpeting at Indore airport from February

Indore: Runway re-carpeting at Devi Ahilya Holkar Airport, Indore, which was expected to start in October 2015, will now commence from February.
The airport will, however, be shut during morning hours, affecting the movement of at least 15 flights. The work is expected to continue till May.
Airport director Manoj Chansoria said, "Runway re-carpeting has been on the cards. The tender has been awarded to the company and work would begin soon." Pits and craters that have developed due to continuous take-offs and landings need urgent repair work. The flights which commission to and fro from Indore airport would be Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad, Pune, Raipur and Nagpur and would be affected, he said,a dding that airline companies have been told to schedule the morning flights around mid-night.
The construction company would install a small plant for the repair work. "The re-carpeting of the runway is a regular process which has to be done on a regular basis," he said. Re-carpeting would cost around Rs 700 crore. Runway was last carpeted seven-years-ago. Along with this, Indore airport would replace old Instrumental Landing System (ILS) with a new one, said official. "It is an important instrument as it helps aircrafts during landing. Its key features tell whether the aircraft is aligned and maintaining a proper slope," Chansoria added.
29/12/15 Times of India
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