Following massive disruption and diversion of flights due to foggy conditions at the domestic and international terminals of the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has set in motion the process to make the Capital’s airports a “zero diversionary” facility by year-end.
In a step towards that direction, the DGCA has constituted a technical committee headed by DGCA Joint Director General Lalit Gupta. This followed an intense round of discussions that the new DGCA, Prabhat Kumar, had with representatives of all airlines, airport operators and other stakeholders earlier this week. The main term of reference of the 10-member panel would be to make Delhi a zero diversionary airport without compromising on safety of aircraft operations, an order issued by Mr. Kumar on Thursday. The committee has been asked to submit its report by March 31.
The committee, which would include representatives of the Met department, Airports Authority of India, Delhi International Airport Limited, air traffic control and Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, would also prepare a comprehensive document on low visibility operations defining duties and responsibilities of all the stakeholders, the notification said.
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