14 April 2011: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has given permission to private airline operators for emergency landing. The AAI was little doubtful about giving permission in the initial stages, as there no deployment of CISF at the airport, but later has issued the permission as the airport is equipped with all the infrastructure required for landing and takeoffs.
The officials also said that the revenue generated by allowing this facility will be used to maintain the defunct airport, which is at present generating income through running chattered flights running to and fro and flying cargo. As of now the authority has not set any specific parameter required for emergency landing, but it has said that any aircraft which is low on fuel and is facing impending weather conditions to stop at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport will be allowed to take an emergency landing.
Source: Times of India