New Delhi: The up-gradation and modernisation of airports, including the provision of night landing facilities is a continuous process and is undertaken by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and other airport operators from time to time depending on the availability of land, commercial viability, socio-economic considerations, traffic demand and willingness of airlines to operate to/from such airports etc.
Presently night landing facility which is purely demanding and need based on the operational requirements of airlines and availability of land is not available at 25 operational airports with scheduled flight operations as indicated in the Annexure.
AAI has undertaken the installation of a night landing facility at Kolhapur airport. A team of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has carried out the inspection of the airport on June 10, 2022. AAI has already initiated action for compliance of the observations made by DGCA during the inspection.
This information was given by the Minister of State for the Ministry of Civil Aviation (Gen. Dr VK Singh (Retd) in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Monday.
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