IGI to have tallest ATC Tower in India

ATC-TowerThe Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in the national capital is set to get the tallest traffic control tower (ATC) in the country by 2013.

The design of the swanky new tower is being finalized by the Airports Authority of India. The tower will be 90-95m tall and will cost between Rs.700 million to Rs.800 million to build. The whole project involving, automation and installation of the tower will cost between Rs.2,500 million to Rs.3,000 million.

The tower will feature a central lift and will be built between the existing tower and Terminal 3 providing a much better view to the air traffic controllers on the ground. The tower is designed by Hong Kong-based architects HOK International.

In order to give real time congestion situation at the airport to the controllers the tower will have a flow management system with the central control system.  

The construction of the project will begin soon at the Airport which recently added a new stylish terminal three or T-3 significantly giving a facelift to the gateway to Delhi and the country.