Tahlka News Bureau
NEW DELHI: The Rajive Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Hyderabad is about to become 100% LED-lit airport as 75 per cent of the work on the project is already done.
GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHAIL), which operates the airport, has announced on Tuesday that it has become South India's first and India's second airport to convert the entire Taxiway Edge Lights from halogen lamps to energy efficient LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes).
The taxiway edge lights play a critical role in air-side operations. They are used to outline the edges of taxiways during periods of darkness or restricted visibility conditions.
Around 500 airport taxiway edge lights were converted to LED in a span of six.
The RGIA, serves more than 15 million passengers per annum (MPPA) with close to 400 daily traffic movements, has a mission to move from conventional energy to renewable energy sources for environmental sustenance. It recently commissioned a captive 5MW Solar Power Plants for its use.
"Very soon we will become 100 per cent LED-lit airport. At the same time initiatives such as the 5MW solar power plant help us meet a significant amount of the airport's energy requirement, using renewable means,: said S.G.K Kisjhore, CEO, GHAIL.
However, as the
technology of using LEDs on the runway is still in its early stages of
development, it would take time before the authorities can finally be done with
their LED plans for the airport