Repair work to start on one of IGIA’s runways

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New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) on Friday said that it will conduct periodic repair work on runway 10/28 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) from April 5 but this will not affect flight traffic.

According to DIAL, which operates the IGIA, the periodic repair work is crucial to ensure the lifespan of the runway.

“Starting 5th April, 2016, the preventive repair exercise is expected to be completed within seven days,” DIAL said in a statement.

“This exercise will ensure the best and long lasting quality of the runway.”

DIAL said the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) guidelines mandate an airport operator to carry out necessary repair works once in every 5-6 years in a bid to eradicate any early sign of runway pavement distress or cracks.

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The statement elaborated that during the closure of 10/28, other runways namely — 09/27 and 11/29 will be fully available to handle the traffic.

“These two runways would be sufficient to take care of the current need of air traffic movement,” the statement added.

“Once the repair works of runway 10/28 is completed and it becomes operational, the air-side efficiency of IGI airport will further improve.”

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