The construction of a new ATC tower at IGI Airport has been completed and equipment has also been installed. The ATC tower becomes functional on full testing of the equipment and completion of training of Air Traffic Controllers and CNS Engineers.
As per the plan, the shadow mode of operations at the new ATC commences from April, 2018 and the tower becomes fully operational by October, 2018.
With the new ATC in operation and further improvements to ground infrastructure, flight operations will be more efficient and flight movements per hour is also likely to increase.
This information was given by Minster of State for Civil Aviation, Shri Jayant Sinha in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today (July 18, 2017).