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IGIA becomes 1st Airport to have 4 Operational Runways

Published on July 17, 2023
Current Context: The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi has become the first airport in the country to have four operational runways and an elevated taxiway.
IGIA becomes 1st Airport to have 4 Operational Runways
  • Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurated the new runway and the dual-way elevated Eastern Cross Taxiway (ECT) on Friday, July 14, 2023.
  • The ECT will reduce the taxiing distance for an aircraft by seven kilometres and the time spent on the tarmac by passengers after landing and before take-off.
  • The new runway can handle wide-body aircraft including A-380 and B-777. The airport is now capable of handling more than 1700+ movements per day.


Q.1 What is the name of the new runway that was inaugurated at the IGIA?
a. RW 11R/29L
b. RW 10/28
c. RW 09/27
d. RW 11L/29R
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