Indian Grand Prix cars arrive at IGI airport

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 14:50 hrs

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The first batch of Formula 1 (F1) cars which will take part in the Indian Grand Prix arrived at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) Tuesday, the airport operator said.

The cars, which will take part in the India Grand Prix Oct 25-27 at the Buddh International Circuit, arrived from Japan's Nagoya airport.

According to Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the company which manages airport operations, three freighter aircraft have landed and three more are expected to land later Tuesday night and Wednesday.

"We feel that the capacity of the IGI airport, on both the city-side and air-side, is one of the reasons why Delhi was chosen as the venue for this prestigious event," said I. Prabhakara Rao, chief executive, DIAL.

"We are capable of handling many such events simultaneously without any effect on our normal operations."

The company has dedicated parking space for 100 trucks and two aircraft to handle the event.

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