IGIA’s fourth runway included in Master Plan 2016: Minister

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said construction of a new fourth runway for Delhi’s IGI airport has been included in the Master Plan, 2016.

According to Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the company which operates and manages IGI airport here, has included construction of a new fourth runway.

“The Delhi International Airport Private Limited (DIAL) has included construction of a new fourth runway parallel to the existing runway in the just concluded Master Plan, 2016 of IGI Airport,” Sinha said in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha during Question Hour.

The minister informed that the new runway will be able to handle large wide body aircraft.

Other features of the new runway will be sophisticated navigational aids and lighting to permit operations in low visibility.

–IANS

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