Sunday, January 17, 2016

State-of-the-art Air Traffic Control tower at IGI soon

New Delhi: IGI Airport is all set to get a new air traffic control tower with state-of-the-art equipment later this year.
The tower, being built at a cost of Rs 350 crore, will have 22 storeys. It will have 21 controller positions in its visual control room and 12 ground controller positions at operational level. It will also boast of an administrative block for Airports Authority of India officials. This block will also house an area control centre and an approach control centre along with the air traffic flow management system.
"The 102m tower will allow a 360 degree view of the three runways, apron area and taxiway. The old control tower, however, will remain operational for at least six months after the new one is opened. Additional manpower will be needed to operate both towers simultaneously and staff may be called in from other cities. Senior officials will also be roped in," said a senior ATC official.
17/01/16 Anvit Srivastava/Times of India

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