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Flight operations at IGI airport normal

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 00:34

New Delhi: Flight operations at the IGI
airport were normal on Monday due to a clear sky, a day after over
50 flights were disrupted due to operational reasons.

"Runway visibility was more than 2000 metres and all
flight operations were normal," an airport official said.

Flights operations were hit on Saturday after dense
fog and a cable fault in the runway visual range (RVR)
measuring equipment led to closure of Delhi airport`s two
CAT-III B compliant runways and a halt in operations for over
eight hours on.

Over 200 domestic and international flights were badly
affected causing inconvenience to passengers. About 18 flights
were diverted to other cities due to fog.

This resulted in a huge backlog of flights for the
airlines which spilled over to Sunday also, forcing the
airlines to cancel 15 domestic and international flights.

Over 50 international and domestic flights were
delayed yesterday.

The RVR unit stopped functioning early on Saturday
morning on the main runway, making it unusable for the CAT-III
B operations.

"The Met Department has flown in a new Wi-Fi unit from
Pune to replace the faulty unit and efforts were on to set up
the system. A new CAT 5 cable to run between the ATC tower and
the Met Office was required and would be installed today,"
Delhi International Aiport Ltd (DIAL) said, adding CAT-III
operations was expected to resume today.


First Published: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 00:34

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