Adani Group managed Sardar Vallbhbhai Patel International Airport (SVPIA) and has completed the recarpeting work on its 3.5 km long runway in a record time of 75 days. This time scale is an all-time best among brownfield runways in India.
The quantity of asphalt laid for the recarpeting was equivalent to a 200 km stretch of road, while the concrete used for the runway drainage system was sufficient to build a 40-storied structure.
SVPIA is the busiest airport in Gujarat. It manages over 200 flights every day in the pre-covid time. According to the Adani group, it was challenging to recarpet the runway without impacting the operations of scheduled flights. They could achieve this using only nine hours of NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) daily. Through the 75 days it took to complete the project, SVPIA kept the runway open daily for 160 flights on average during the remaining 15 hours of the day.
The project was originally scheduled to last 200 working days, beginning on November 10, 2021. The Adani Group, however, had revised the aim to 90 days by expanding resources, in keeping with the brand’s ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency and reduce passenger discomfort. Following that, the project team from SVPIA finished the work in just 75 days.
When the Adani Group took over the administration of SVPIA in November 2020, AAHL discovered that the runway’s riding quality was suboptimal and that the runway had drainage issues. According to industry standards, the runway recarpeting project would be completed in two phases over three calendar years.AAHL, on the other hand, took up the task of completing the work in the shortest amount of time possible.