Ahmedabad Airport going to set a new record and that is the runway Of recarpeting to operate , And this work is being done by Ahmedabad Airport despite various problems and heat. This operation is being carried out by operating 140 flights daily from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport.
Due to the ongoing runway re-carpeting operation at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, the runway was closed for 9 hours and in addition 140 flights are operated daily during 15 hours of flight operations. This means that the runway is being remodeled along with the movement of passengers. Which is being denied the biggest achievement of the airport.
According to the information received, the runway is 3.5 km long and 44 meters wide. The basic task of resurfacing the entire runway is to strengthen runway efficiency. To strengthen this, the project involves 3,00,000 cubic meters of pottery for grading the runway strip. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport has adopted the ‘Hot Mix Overlaying’ method to maintain the runway by laying 200,000 MT of hot mix asphalt in both directions of the unidirectional cross fall of the runway and changing the slope. At the same time, consultants of international repute are also engaged in this work. so that there is no error in operation. And no accident happened.
what kind of work is going on with the runway
In this project, 8 km parallel to the runway on both sides. The construction of an additional 5 taxiways as part of the airside infrastructure expansion also included the construction of a longer gutter. RWY 23 includes provision for 2 rapid exit taxiway stubs, runway center line lights and touch down zone lighting for better visibility.
More than 600 personnel are employed in runway operations. SVP implements the project with more than 200 construction machinery like Pavers, Excavators, Rollers, Dampers, Bowers, Mechanical Sweepers, Transit Mixers to enable the runway to be responsible for regular air traffic with strict safety measures. The airport has adopted state-of-the-art technology. The airport project team has completed the first layering of the runway in due course and further work is in progress.
Ahmedabad’s SVPI airport sets new record during operation
Ahmedabad Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport has achieved another milestone. The repair work of the runway at the airport has been completed within the stipulated time frame. The airport has completed the main runway pavement and 5 levels of Dense Bituminous Macadamia (DBM) of the proposed runway. SVPI airport teams are conducting battlefield operations on multiple fronts to ensure timely completion of runway operations.
The deadline to complete the work is in the month of May
According to the information received, about 95 percent work of the runway has been completed so far. So now the finishing of the runway is to be given and some work is left which is likely to be completed in the month of April. This means that the runway will be ready in April and if this happens, passengers will be able to see this new runway open only in April instead of May.
Work on the runway at SVPI airport started on 17-January-2022 and in 48 days since its commissioning more than 108,000 metric tonnes of asphalt has been laid, which is a record for operational runway work across the country. DBM is designed for heavy vehicles such as trucks and aircraft. High quality standards mix with precise measurements.
Special attention paid to runway deviation
There was an old runway that was flat. So that the runway gets filled with water during monsoon. Due to which the flight got delayed. In this case, special attention has been paid to the new runway. Drainage system has also been designed so that the runway does not get flooded during rains and at the same time the water from the runway is diverted to the side.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport maintains the highest standards of health and safety measures throughout the runway recarpeting process with a commitment to provide tourists with a best-in-class travel experience. Then people are also waiting for the new runway to be built and to start soon. And people can take advantage of this new feature.