The air travel boom in India has thrown up a new set of challenges before the country's aviation sector. The airport infrastructure needs to be ramped up on priority for the growth momentum to be sustained in the long term.
GMR Group-led Delhi International Airport has announced that Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has become the worldÂ’s second-best airport in the largest airport category Â— with passenger capacity of over 40 million passengers per annum (MPPA) Â— as per the Airports Council International (ACI) ASQ 2016 rankings.
Though investment in infrastructure is expected to touch $1,025 billion in the Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2012-17), many hurdles are choking investment inflows despite the governmentÂ´s overdrive to attract funds. The governmentÂ´s recent decision to open up the railway sector to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
Delhi Airport has started the year 2013 with a new milestone in its history registering 73 Air Traffic Movements (ATMs) in an hour on 24th January'13. It is the record number of air traffic movements ever made at any airport in India thanks to the efforts by the ATC team.
The Delhi High Court, hearing a petition alleging land allotment at a throwaway price to private operator Delhi International Airport (DIAL) for the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on October 31 asked the Union Government to submit documents related to the allotment of land.