Now, new apron, taxi track at Pune airport

Sushant Ranjan
Sunday, 3 February 2019

Ajay Kumar, Director of Pune airport, said, “The new apron has a size of 198 metres x 100 metres and is linked with a taxi track which has a size of 79 metres x 23 metres.”

PUNE: Union Minister of Commerce and Industries and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu on Saturday inaugurated a new apron and taxi track which has been recently constructed at Pune Airport with an expenditure of Rs 14 crore. Prabhu was on a State tour on 

Saturday and earlier visited Kolhapur where he inaugurated several new facilities created at Kolhapur railway station and laid the foundation stone of new terminal building of Kolhapur airport.

Ajay Kumar, Director of Pune airport, said, “The new apron has a size of 198 metres x 100 metres and is linked with a taxi track which has a size of 79 metres x 23 metres.”

“We have increased the number of parking bays to 12 by adding four new bays to existing eight. With addition of the new apron, the total apron size has now increased to 541 metres x 100 metres. The link taxiways have now gone up to four,” said Ajay Kumar.

An apron, also known as tarmac, is the area of an airport where aircraft are parked, unloaded or loaded, refuelled or boarded. 

“With expansion of the apron, the holding capacity has increased by 50 per cent and in the case of delay or bunching of fights at any point of time, it will provide comfort to the passengers as there won’t be any delay in flight movement on account of space constraints on the apron,” said an official.

This work has been carried out on the additional 15.84 acres of land that was provided to AAI by Indian Air Force recently. 

“The work has been completed in a record time of 12 months and the expenditure was 14.84 crore,” said Kumar.

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