Thursday, January 19, 2012

Airports Authority gives nod for parallel taxiway at Mangalore airport

The board of Airports Authority of India (AAI) has approved construction of a parallel taxiway at Mangalore airport in Karnataka.

The new taxiway proposed to be built at a cost of Rs 45.36 crore, will connect the apron at the new integrated terminal building with the runway. The existing taxiway at the airport, which connects the apron to runway, is around 250 mtrs. Process for awarding tenders for the construction of the new parallel taxiway is likely to begin soon. The project is expected to be completed by June 2013. Currently, Mangalore airport has two runways.

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