The findings also stated that the airport’s main runway does not have the mandatory width of 300 metres for its full length. The city airport is the country’s second busiest airport after Delhi. It witnesses more than 700 take-offs and landings daily.
The Mumbai airport operator accepted the deficiencies. “We have set a deadline of August 2013 to correct the deficiency with the main runway and the RESA for the secondary runway would be built by June 2013,” said a Mumbai International Airport Limited (Mial) spokesperson. Despite several attempts, DGCA chief Arun Mishra was not available for comment.