ATC Tower Delhi Airport is India’s Tallest: The tallest ATC tower in the country which is expected to enhance safety and efficiency of air transport management services over the capital’s skies was inaugurated at the IGI Airport on 2 September 2019. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the Delhi Air Traffic Service Complex, which is the tallest Air Traffic Control tower in India with a height of 103 metres.
The Airports Authority of India said that the new complex comprises of three buildings – the Aerodrome Control Tower, Area & Approach Control Services Building and the Administrative Block – constructed at the cost of approximately ₹250 crore while the equipment cost ₹100 crore.
At a height of 103 meters, the tower enables air traffic controllers to have better visibility of all the three runways, apron area and taxiways.
Besides the physical aspects, the tower also boasts of additional control positions, sophisticated equipment and state-of-the-art control room set-up.
In addition, the new facility opens the possibility for independent parallel approach. This allows for simultaneous landings from the same direction on parallel runways which will further increase the capacity of the airport.
Among the other guests were Arun Kumar, director general of Civil Aviation, AAI Chairman Anuj Agarwal & GBS Raju, Chairman-airports.
Chariman of Airports Authority of India- Anuj Agarwal
Civil Aviation Minister- Hardeep Singh Puri
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