Union Minister of State (I/C) for Civil Aviation, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri has dedicated the Delhi Air Traffic Services (DATS) Complex of Airports Authority of India to the Nation in the presence of Shri Pradeep Singh Kharola, Secretary, MoCA. Shri Arun Kumar, DG, DGCA, Shri Anuj Agrawal, Chairman AAI, Shri GBS Raju, Chairman-Airports (GMR), Shri A K Pathak, Member (Planning), AAI and Shri Vineet Gulati, Member (ANS) AAI were also present on this occasion.
While addressing the gathering on this occasion, Hon`ble Minister expressed pleasure after seeing the new-age facility. “With a phenomenal growth, the Civil Aviation Sector is driving economic growth of the country,” he said.
Prior to this, while giving the welcome address, Shri Anuj Aggarwal, Chairman, AAI said “With the new ATC Tower, AAI aims to improve the operational efficiency of IGI Airport. The state-of-the-art automation systems will ensure reliable & efficient air navigation services,”
The new complex comprises of three buildings namely Aerodrome Control Tower, Area & Approach Control Services Building and the Administrative Block constructed at the cost of approximately Rs. 250 Crores and Rs. 100 Crores for equipment. Most Modern Air Navigation Systems and Advanced ATC Automation System have been installed to enhance safety and capacity of Air Traffic operations.