Monday, August 27, 2018

Part of parallel taxi track in Goa may soon be ready for aircraft

Dabolim:  Flight delays could soon be a thing of the past with a portion of the 3.7km parallel taxi track at the Goa International Airport likely to become operational by October.
Dilip Buildcon Limited has completed work on 40% of the parallel taxi track and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) plans to utilise the completed segment from October itself.

Construction of the remaining portion of the taxi track and three additional parking bays will continue simultaneously, said airport director Bhupesh Negi. “By September-end, we will connect the parallel taxiway to the civil runway. That is the plan,” Negi said.

According to the contract, a full-length parallel taxi track suitable for a Boeing 747 type of aircraft is being constructed along the northern side of runway. The track will be 3.7-km long with a continuous shoulder of 10.5m.
27/08/18 Newton Sequeira/Times of India