Thursday, April 26, 2012

Green Signal for Parallel Taxi Track for Thiruvananthapuram

Fliers to India who are little short on patience will be delighted to known that South India’s prominent Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is all set to get a Parallel Taxi Track (PTT)!

Sources say that the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has given an in-principle nod for establishing a parallel taxi track (PTT) at the Thiruvananthapuram airport.

Thiruvananthapuram is a popular holiday destination and is visited by quite a fair number of foreign tourists every year. Smitten by this beautiful place, many vacationers look for tickets on cheap flights to India only to explore the fine set of charms this charming city of Kerala possess. Not surprisingly, the air traffic to the airport is getting heavy, something validated by a report in Times of India, India’s top English daily.

The report states that there has 20% hike in air travel traffic over the past three years at the airport.

The establishment of PTT is going to serve many purposes apart from saving time for international travellers on flights to India, connecting to Thiruvananthapuram. Apart from reducing congestion and saving fuel for the airlines, industry experts believe the move will allow the air traffic control to minimise the risk that springs up owing to the bunching of traffic by airlines.

An airport authority official elucidated that the cost estimation for setting up the PPT will be made in six months. He also said that it could take “anywhere between 16 to 18 months” to complete the project.


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