New Delhi: In a bid to have better vigilance over airport and to provide improved navigation facilities to airlines, the Delhi International Airport Limited has decided to construct a new Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower at the IGI airport.

The 102-meter high tower will be the highest ATC tower in India and will be among many such highest towers across the world. Constructed with an investment of Rs 100 crore, the tower will enable the ATC official to have a clear view of three runways from the Visual Control Room, which is essential for the navigation of the airlines.

It would also help in tracing of unnecessary movements like a stray dog wandering on the tarmac. Besides, information on bad weather, fog can be given to a concerned airline much before its slated time of departure and arrival which would also facilitate in their navigation process.

An ATC tower which is 60-meter high is already situated at the airport. However, after the construction of Terminal-3 at the IGI, the visual from this ATC tower has been obstructed.

Consequently, after an order from the Airport Authority of India, DIAL has decided to construct the 102-meter high ATC tower.

According to spokesperson of DIAL, the construction of the tower would need atleast two to three years to complete.

JPN/Bureau