According to officers, the set up will also allow controllers to divide the air space into nine sectors. Presently, the airspace is divided into five sectors.
With the new tower, passengers arriving in Delhi will see lesser holdover time. As per the officer, this is known as Independent Parallel Approach.
Currently, more than one flight operation is handled every minute by Delhi Air Traffic Control. Besides, overflying traffic of at least 250 planes, about 1100 flights operate every day from Delhi airport. Over 40,000 movements are handled in all every month.
The new tower is 101.9 metres high and is the highest ATC tower in India. Its just a matter of 10 more days and the journey from IGI will be even more convenient.
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