Jyotiraditya Scindia, the minister of civil aviation, officially opened the Eastern Cross Taxiway and the fourth runway at the Delhi Airport on Friday. With these developments, Delhi Airport boasts the first four runways and the first Eastern Cross Taxiway in India.
The number of aircraft movements per hour at Delhi Airport will significantly increase with the construction of a fourth runway. In addition, the elevated Eastern Cross Taxiway will allow planes to leave the runway more quickly, cutting down on taxiing time significantly.
These developments are meant to increase operational effectiveness and assist in easing airport traffic.
These developments are meant to increase operational effectiveness and assist in easing airport traffic. The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), the biggest airport in the nation, currently oversees more than 1,500 aircraft operations each day. With the most recent upgrades, the Delhi Airport can now accommodate up to 2,000 aeroplane movements per day.
All parties involved will profit from the new runway and the Eastern Cross Taxiway since passengers will spend less time in the aircraft during taxi and airlines will save around 350 KG of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), which will reduce 55,000 CO2 emissions annually.
The number of aircraft movements per hour at Delhi Airport will significantly increase with the construction of a fourth runway.
“India is at an inflexion point in her civil aviation history,” Scindia remarked, highlighting the sector’s impressive progress. In addition to supporting the transportation and infrastructure sectors, the civil aviation industry has played a significant role in India’s growth as a global economic force.
In the past nine years, the fleet’s capacity has increased from 400 to 720 aircraft, he emphasized. The aviation industry in India is only now entering its boom phase with this expansion of the infrastructure. The fleet’s carrying capacity is anticipated to surpass 1,000 aircraft in the following three to four years. By 2030, there will be more than 200 airports in India overall, he continued.