New Delhi: The Central authorities has revealed that Delhi Airport’s new terminal and the fourth runway shall be launched in September this yr. Aviation Secretary Rajiv Bansal mentioned on Thursday that the Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport will turn out to be India’s solely airport to have 4 runways. The Delhi airport presently has three runways. Nonetheless, to soak up the ever rising stress of passengers, a fourth terminal is being added. He mentioned that the federal government is making ready higher infrastructure for higher connectivity.
The officer made these remarks on the EU-India Aviation Summit. The fourth runway shall be 4400 metres lengthy and 75 metres huge. Will probably be smaller than the third runway.
The fourth runway will minimize down the time taken for the flights to take off and land.
The unique deadline for the fourth runway was mid-2022. It’s a part of the federal government’s plan to develop the Delhi airport.
DIAL (Delhi Worldwide Airport Restricted), a three way partnership majority-owned by the GMR Group, had introduced an funding of Rs 9,800 crore to improve the prevailing Terminal 1, construct a fourth runway and for different improvement works to extend the airport’s capability to 100 million passengers a yr from 66 million now.
The work was delayed as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
The Central authorities can be constructing a brand new airport in Jewar, close to Noida. Known as Noida Worldwide Airport, it should considerably ease stress off the IGI Airport. The federal government is mulling to affix the 2 airports by way of metro and different modes of transport. It is going to begin in 2024.
With inputs from PTI