Weather forecast (nowcast) continues to be a challenge in providing accurate forecast for aviation sector. In order to contribute towards the safety, economy, regularity and efficiency of global air navigation, National Meteorological Services throughout the world make meteorological observations and forecasts through establishment of sustained monitoring and warning systems in their respective countries, as per the standards and guidelines provided by World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). India Meteorological Department (IMD) is the national agency in India, which is responsible in all the matters related to Aviation Meteorological services. Aviation services are provided for National and International flights for safe and efficient operations in terms of take off, landing and en-route forecasts. These services are provided through a network of Meteorological Watch Offices (MWOs) in four international airports at Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi and 68 other aviation meteorological offices. The aviation meteorological offices provide airport specific current weather reports, forecasts and warnings for safety, economy and efficiency of aircraft operations. In view of this there is a continuous need to upgrade and augment instrumentation through state of art observing systems, establishment of decision support systems in tune with the pace of the modernization of various airports throughout the country in a phased manner.
India Meteorological Department, New Delhi
Improved Aviation support services in major airports of India by the end of XII FYP.
including foreign exchange component : 200.00 Crore
(Rs. In crores)
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