Hyderabad: For enabling smoother and seamless flight operations, the GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) announced that it has commissioned four new Rapid Exit Taxiways (RETs) that will enhance runway capacity from the current 36 to 45 plus aircraft movements per hour. GHIAL also announced that it successfully commissioned its primary runway after major rehabilitation works.

The new RETs are said to improve operational efficiency. They are designed to allow aircraft to taxi off the runaway at relatively shorter distances and hence reduce runway occupancy time, thereby increasing runway capacity. In addition to this, rehabilitation will increase the Pavement Classification Number (PCN) and friction values of runways, thereby enhancing safety of aircraft being operated.

The GHIAL also announced that it reached a green landmark by converting 98 percent of its airside lighting with energy-efficient LED lighting, which will considerably save energy and reduce carbon emissions. The newly installed LED lights will enable safe flights and ensure visibility across the airfields even in adverse weather conditions. Designed to save energy, technologically advanced lighting offers solutions that are innovative and work seamlessly. This Aeronautical Ground Lighting (AGL) upgradation was accomplished as part of the runway rehabilitation works.

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