An elevated cross taxiway that will help cut taxiing time and save fuel at Delhi’s IGI airport will be ready by December 2022, an airport operator said. Describing it as India’s first ever elevated taxiway; the Delhi International Airport Limited said 60% work on the facility has been completed. Once the new corridor is commissioned, the taxiing distance for aircrafts at Delhi airport will go down from the current 9 km to 2 km as the facility will allow planes to go straight towards Terminal 1 from the runway or vice-versa instead of going around runway 11/29.
“This will translate into a reduction of nearly 1,114 kg of CO2 emissions for each aircraft taxiing along this route. Annually, the ECT is estimated to reduce emission of approximately 55,000 tonnes of CO2,” added DIAL.