NEW DELHI, June 30 (Xinhua) -- India's tallest air traffic control (ATC) tower will be operational at Delhi airport by this year-end, a top official said.
The 101.9-meter air traffic control (ATC) tower has already been handed over by the operator of the Indira Gandhi International Airport to the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
"ATC operation is something that cannot be put on hold. We will start the trial run soon and there will be tests for two to three months," Guruprasad Mohapatra, AAI chief, told the media Thursday.
"After that parallel operations will start by December and gradually we will shift to the new tower," he added.
Air traffic controllers will get a 360-degree view of the airport from the tower and they will be able to see all the three runways and taxiways.