Thursday, December 07, 2017

Delhi airport gears up to tackle fog in winters

Mumbai: The Delhi airport, along with stake- holders like airlines, air traffic control and the weather department, has taken a slew of measures for seamless flight operations during foggy conditions, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) said.
A new GPS-based navigation system for airside vehicles has been introduced for all the four passenger terminals -- T3, T2, T1D and T1C -- of the airport to enhance operational efficiency, DIAL, a joint venture company which runs the airport, said.
Foggy conditions in Delhi prevails generally from mid- December till mid-February.
"This year, the spell of foggy condition is expected to start after December 17," R K Jenamani Director-in-charge of the meteorological department at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) said today.
He was speaking at a media briefing called by DIAL on its preparedness for foggy spells.
"At operational level, it (dealing with fog effectively) talks volumes of our capabilities of operational readiness, emergency preparedness and crises response," DIAL's chief executive officer I Prabhakara Rao said.
07/12/17 Times of India