Thursday, August 06, 2020

Rapid exit taxiway at Chennai airport ready, to help aircraft leave quickly

Chennai: In a major relief for flyers from Chennai, the work on the construction of a rapid exit taxiway at the city airport has come to an end. The rapid exit taxiway, the construction of which was carried out by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), will link the main runway to the taxiway to help the aircraft leave faster. 

The work on the taxiway project was finished in the last week of July. The Airports Authority of India said the site was also inspected by the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officials.

According to a report in The Hindu, the construction of such rapid exit taxiways in the airport is part of phase II of modernisation project.

"The DGCA officials raised some queries and we responded to them. This is an inspection relating to safety and other parameters. As soon as the approval comes from DGCA, this can be put to use. If an aircraft lands, using this rapid exit taxiway, it can seamlessly leave the main runway," the report quoted an official as sating.
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