Monday, January 4, 2010

Operations at IGI return to normal

With fog having given Delhi a miss on Sunday night and Monday, operations at the IGI Airport finally returned to normal. Officials said only shallow fog set in during Sunday night which did not cause any problems in flight schedules.

The runway visual range system failure that had caused massive disruption over two days of dense fog was finally rectified. While runway 29/11 was declared fit for CAT-III operations on Sunday itself, a new RVR system that had been flown in from Pune for the main runway 28/10, had been installed though officials said it would be declared fit for use only after trials on Monday. Till the system was in place, the Met was providing manual readings of the runway visual range.

‘‘Some important cables that relay the RVR reading to the end user had been damaged during some work recently. The airport is completely prepared now. If CAT-III dense fog sets in again, we are more than equipped to deal with it,’’ said sources.