Date: 2018-02-08 07:36
&ldquo We have planned to increase the capacity of T6 and T8 and build a fourth runway. As per the Master Plan, the capacity of T6 will be increased from 75 million to 95 million and the capacity of T8 will be increased from 89 million to 95 million. The expansion would enable us to handle the steep rise in passenger traffic,&rdquo CEO, DIAL I Prabhakara Rao said.
The expansion works will be carried out along flight operations at T6. Certain areas of the terminal and city side will operate at a lower capacity of 66 million passengers per annum (MPPA). However the overall capacity of the airport in view of T7 operationalisation will be maintained at around 75 MPPA.
From October 6, one third passengers of Indigo, GoAir and Spicejet will be shifted to flights which will be operated from Terminal 7. This translates into 8 million passengers going to T7 to catch their flights. Indigo and Spicjet also fly on international routes, so for the next three years they have to operate from T6, T7 and T8.
However, there is no outright ban in China or Taiwan, and &ldquo only specific plants, rather than any plant and product containing AA or its derivatives, are regulated&rdquo , making it hard for consumers to avoid them, said the report. Researchers found that the prevalence of AA-associated mutations in liver cancers in Taiwan did not drop after the ban was implemented.
A revamped terminal, new runway, elevated taxiway and an internal rail system Delhi &rsquo s Indira Gandhi International airport is set for a major makeover. But, before the overhaul, passengers are in for a nightmare as flights will be shifted and operated from three terminals.
&ldquo In view of the robust growth in passenger traffic and upcoming airport expansion works, DIAL has revamped and is recommissioning T7. Terminal 8 and T7 would cater to the growing traffic in the next three to four years by which time T6 expansion would be completed,&rdquo Rao said.
The departure Terminal, T6D and arriving Terminal, T6 C, will be merged and expanded to accommodate 95 million passengers per annum. The revamped T6 will have 77 aerobridges.
Since Terminal 6 is operating beyond its capacity, the expansion will begin from there and cover the airside, terminal building and city side.
The findings of a new study suggest stronger measures are needed to prevent people from consuming chemicals called aristolochic acids (AA), which are derived from the woody vines of the Aristolochia plant family, said the report in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The acids can be found in some traditional Chinese medicines that are given during childbirth, to prevent parasites and promote healing.
Researchers tested 98 liver tumours that were stored at hospitals in Taiwan, and found that 78% contained mutation patterns that indicated the cancers &ldquo were likely due to contact with the chemicals&rdquo , said the study. Since these acids cause &ldquo a well-defined mutational signature&rdquo , researchers also looked at 89 samples of liver cancer in China, and found that 97% showed a link to this traditional medicine component.