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Delhi airport to have 4 runways, a first in India

IBEF:  August 06, 2019

The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in the national capital has initiated its next stage of infrastructure expansion plan which will empower it to deal with 100 million passengers per annum (MPPA) in the following three years.

In an announcement on Monday, the plan, disclosed by operator Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), conceives an upgraded airside capacity to deal with 140 MPPA.

The overall development plan under Phase 3A is relied upon to be finished by June 2022.

DIAL (Delhi International Airport Ltd) would complete incorporation of the departure and Arrival' terminals of T1, development of new T1 Apron, fourth runway, dual elevated Eastern Cross Taxiways (ECT), landside advancements for flow and connectivity upgrades and T3 modification works.

After the extension, Delhi Airport would become the first airport in India to have four runways and dual elevated Eastern Cross Taxiways (ECT)

In the last decade, the Air Traffic Movements (ATMs) and passenger numbers have seen a massive surge surpassing projection.

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