The implementation of the Eastern Cross Taxiway at Delhi Airport could lead to substantial annual savings of approximately ₹150-180 crores for airlines, according to a senior official at the airport. Vidhesh Kumar Jayapuriyar, the CEO of Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), discussed the potential benefits in a conversation with PTI.


🌍 Environmental Impact:

  • Utilizing this taxiway for 10-15% of flights could result in saving around 55,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
  • The reduced taxi time and fuel consumption during approach and departure could translate into significant cost savings for airlines, ranging from ₹150 to ₹180 crores.


🛣️ Eastern Cross Taxiway (ECT):

  • The recently constructed 2.1-kilometer-long ECT accommodates wide-bodied aircraft, streamlining their movements.
  • ECT connects the northern and southern airfields, providing an efficient route for incoming and outgoing flights, saving an average of seven to eight minutes.


🛫 Efficiency Boost:

  • Airlines stand to benefit from reduced turnaround times and fuel efficiency, contributing to both economic and environmental sustainability.


Delhi Airport’s ECT emerges as a strategic infrastructure upgrade, aligning with environmental and operational efficiency goals.

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