Flights likely to be affected at NSCBI airport due to repair work

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Kolkata, Apr 26 (UNI) Flights at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) airport here are likely to be affected for a week from April 30 because of urgent repair work to be carried out on the antennae of two radars, Airports Authority of India (AAI) officials said here today.

A NOTAM (Notice To All AirMen) has already been issued by the authorities in this regard.

The Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR) and the Monopulse Secondary Survellaince Radar (MSSR), both crucial for guiding and safe landing and take-off of aircrafts, will be shut down from 1000 hours to 1800 hours everyday from April 30 to May 7.

Air Traffic Controllers, however, will guide the aircrafts through the voice communication system during the shutdown of the two radars, it was stated.

As a safety measure, extra precautions will be taken by increasing the lateral distance and also increasing the time difference between two air-borne aircraft, the officials added.


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