Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Slum near OUAT holds up work on parallel taxiway at city airport

Bhubaneswar: The authorities of Biju Patnaik International Airport have alleged that work on building a parallel taxiway has been delayed because the state government is yet to shift the slums from the area allotted for the purpose.
Around 23 acres of land are required for the creation of a parallel taxiway towards the farm belonging to the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology. Of this, the airport has acquired 22 acres. The slum, which is spread over the remaining acre, has proved to be a roadblock.
A parallel taxiway will facilitate quick passage of aircraft from the runway to the apron. Several big airports have such taxiways towards which the plane is directed after it lands on the runway. This prevents the plane from having to take several curves on a smaller taxiway to reach the apron.
18/10/17 Riyan Ramanath/Times of India
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