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“With the new 102 m-high ATC Complex in place, Airports Authority of India (AAI) aims to improve the operational efficiency of Delhi’s IGI Airport”

The state-of-the-art new Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower and Delhi Air Traffic Services (ATS) Complex at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, New Delhi recently got inaugurated by Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, the Hon`ble Union Minister of State (I/C) for Civil Aviation. The worldclass infrastructure, which is a visual delight in the landscape of the capital of the country, will play a significant role in ensuring safe, secure and expeditious air transportation.

The event witnessed the presence of Shri Pradeep Singh Kharola, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Shri Arun Kumar, DG, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Shri Anuj Aggrawal, Chairman, AAI, Shri GBS Raju, Chairman-Airports (GMR), Shri A K Pathak, Member (Planning), AAI and Shri Vineet Gulati, Member (ANS), AAI. The minister appreciated team AAI for successful commissioning of the facility and especially applauded the crucial role of Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs).


New Air Navigation Services set-up, with upgraded equipment and systems, is designed to enhance the safety and the efficiency of Air Traffic Management Services at the Delhi’s IGI Airport. Being the tallest ATC Tower in India, it gives a panoramic view of the large operational area including the runways, taxiways and parking stand for real time awareness of aircraft movements to Air Traffic Controllers. The new ATC Tower is all set to facilitate futuristic expansion planned at IGI Airport, which includes a fourth runway and many new Parking Stands/ Taxiways.


Tallest ATC Tower in India.

Birds’s eye view of the operational area.

Total Cost invested is `250 Crores for Complex + `100 Crores for equipment.

Modern Air Navigation Systems & Upgraded equipment and systems.

Additional 21 Controller Positions at level 26 and 12 Ground Controller Positions .

Earth Quake Resistant -Tuned Mass Damper Technology.

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