A new air traffic control (ATC) tower is expected to begin operations in December at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India. The tower is considerably taller than the airport’s existing 60m-high tower, which was built in 1999. Constructed at a cost of Rs3.5bn ($53.8m), the structure will be the seventh tallest ATC tower in the world. The 101.9m tower will be managed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), which stated that trial runs will commence shortly.
In April, the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation unveiled plans to increase the airside capacity of Delhi Airport to 95 movements per hour at peak time in the next three years.