Airports Authority of India (AAI) has moved a step closer to opening the second runway at Chennai airport. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has cleared the runway bridge, built to extend the second runway across Adyar river, as safe for use. However, the regulator is yet to give its nod to land planes on the runway. The move comes after DGCA officials were satisfied with the third party study conducted by Anna University after aviation experts raised concerns on the bridge being unsafe. The bridge was built to extend the runway length to 11,500ft. In June 2013, DGCA asked the AAI to appoint an independent agency to evaluate the structural safety of the runway bridge.
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