Indian Airport to Install New Runway Lights

16 June 2010 (Last Updated June 16th, 2010 18:30)

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, has procured 15 obstruction lights for its runway-taxiway intersections, which will be installed soon. The lights recommended by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation's air-safety department will help to prevent runway inc

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, has procured 15 obstruction lights for its runway-taxiway intersections, which will be installed soon.

The lights recommended by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation's air-safety department will help to prevent runway incursion by aircraft during the night.

The mobile warning lights will be placed in the path of aircraft and enable the pilots to gauge the runway at night, according to timesofindia.com.

The step has been taken in the aftermath of the runway incursion two weeks ago by an Indigo flight, which missed the taxiway and took the runway of an approaching Jet Airways flight.