Wednesday, February 09, 2022

Mysore Airport Infra Works In Full Swing

Mysore/Mysuru: Works are going on in full swing to level the areas around the existing runway of the Mysore Airport at Mandakalli and these capacity increasing works will facilitate the proposed runway expansion for bigger flights to land. The existing three parking bases have been increased to five and the runway safety area has been widened.

According to the nature of works as specified by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), up to 140 metres of both sides of the runway should be level and must not have land gradients. Plus, water should not stagnate. The levelling works are being done following AAI guidelines.

The AAI guidelines come after several incidents that have been reported in the recent past where planes while landing have veered off the runway scaring passengers and also leading to accidents. Both sides of the runway are levelled off so that even if the plane veers off during landing or take-off, it will be safe, says the guidelines.

Mysore Airport Director R. Manjunath told Star of Mysore this morning that earth movers are being used to level 140 metres on both sides of the runway. “We decided to take up the work with two intentions. One, to follow the AAI guidelines and second, we thought as the talks about expansion are gathering wings, instead of doing the levelling works only after the runway expansion is cleared, we decided to use the spare time now to do the same. The works undertaken now will facilitate speedy expansion,” he explained.

08/02/22 Star of Mysore

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