IGI Airport: One small step will save Rs 180 crore, know what changes are going to happen at Delhi Airport

IGI Airport: One small step will save Rs 180 crore, know what changes are going to happen at Delhi Airport

IGI Airport: Delhi's IGI Airport (Indira Gandhi International Airport) is counted among the busiest airports in the country. About 1500 aircraft arrive and depart from India and abroad every day at this international airport. Through them, lakhs of people pass through this beautiful airport every day. Now such a change is going to happen at this airport, due to which about Rs 150 to 180 crores can be saved every year. 

Using Eastern Cross Taxiway will save money 

According to Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO of Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the company operating the airport, if airlines use the Eastern Cross Taxiway built at the airport, then about Rs 150-180 crore can be saved annually. Can. If even 10 to 15 percent of aircraft start using it, then emissions of about 55,000 tons of carbon dioxide will also reduce. This will also benefit the environment. This is equivalent to planting millions of trees. 

1500 planes arrive every day 

He said that this will also reduce the time taken to go to the air strip and fuel consumption. There is movement of 1,500 aircraft daily at IGI. This 2.1 km long Eastern Cross Taxiway (ECT) was built at the airport just a few months ago. It can also handle wide planes. With the help of ECT, an average of seven-eight minutes will be saved for aircraft landing in the North and arriving in the South.

18 thousand tonnes of ATF will be saved 

Jaipuriyar said that one liter of ATF produces 2.5 to 3 kg of carbon dioxide (CO2). By saving 55 thousand tonnes of CO2, there will be less consumption of about 18,000 tonnes of ATF. The cost of one ton of ATF is Rs 1 lakh. Due to less time taken, about Rs 150-180 crore will be saved every year. The use of ECT saves approximately 7-8 minutes of taxiing time for the aircraft. After landing on the third runway and going to Terminal 1 (T1), an aircraft will now have to cover a distance of only 2 km instead of 9 km. Each lane of ECT is 44 meters wide and there is a gap of 47 meters between them.

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