Delhi Airport runway to shut down in March

22 Jan 2010

Traffic congestion at New Delhiā€™s Indira Gandhi International Airport will worsen starting from March when one of its three runways will be shut down.

Runway 28 will undergo upgrading for six months to make it ready for future landings of Airbus A380 and Boeing B787 Dreamliner aircraft and increased arrivals for the Commonwealth Games in October. The improvement works bring down the capacity of the airport by about 20 percent, experts said.

Runway 27 and Runway 29 are not parallel runways, which means that no two aircraft can land or take off at the same time, leading to a bottleneck.

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Margie T Logarta

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