HYDERABAD: GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL), which operates Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), completed the first phase of pavement preservation of its main runway. For this, the airport has used a unique and patented Airport Grade Steel Guard (AGSG) technology, which is an asphalt protective coat application designed to preserve and extend the life of existing asphalt pavement surfaces, which enables the runway to take load of normal air traffic just two hours of application.
In the first phase of the project, one-third of the main runway has been covered with the preservation works. The time taken for this process was six hours. All air traffic movement was switched to secondary runway with no impact on airport operations.