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Published on : Friday, December 11, 2015
Talks have been on about assigning new runway for London. Almost two years ago an extension was planned on the north runway or a second runway at Gatwick but further delays in assigning a new runway has left many outraged.
The decision to build new runway has been deferred to the London Mayoral elections in May 2016. Heathrow will have celebrated its 70th Anniversary by then.
The decision has been delayed for another six months. Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin said that it is important to take the right decision that will benefit the generation. More thought needs to be given on environmental impacts which include air quality, noise and carbon felt McLoughlin.
The delay has caused a lot of disappointment as the airport commission spent three years analysing impartial evidences at a cost of £20 million. The government needs to get into the habit of making decisions felt CBI Director-General, Carolyn Fairbairn.
Those who are against the expansion of Heathrow are confident that this project will never be completed.
This year London is hoping to set a global record as it is estimated that 150m passengers will travel through London Airports for the first time beating its nearest rival, New York. With no extension on Heathrow it is uncertain how the airport will handle the pressure.
London needs to decide on how it would provide better access to its airports and public transport links to passengers who demand high and speedy standard while travelling.