As part of Mumbai airports initiatives to reduce flight traffic congestion,a new Rapid Exit Taxiway N5 was commissioned for the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airports primary runway on Wednesday.
The taxiway is expected to reduce the runway occupancy time of landing aircrafts by nine to 10 seconds. Located on the northern side of the primary runway,the new taxiway,with a length of 415 meters,has been designed to facilitate all wide-body aircraft to vacate Runway 09 after landing with ease.
This initiative will upgrade the capacities of Runway 09 and bring it almost at par with that of Runway 27,which already has its own rapid exit taxiway, said a spokesperson for Mumbai International Airport Limited.
The first flight to utilise this taxiway on Wednesday was a Jetlite Boeing 737 aircraft at 11.37 am.