The airport has two intersecting runways. Both runways have been upgraded to Code F, which means they can accommodate larger aircraft like the Airbus A380. Following a presentation in March 2011 by UK’s air traffic service provider NATS on how the capacity of the airport can be increased, MIAL set a target of 48 aircraft movements an hour in an effort to reduce congestion at the airport. Both runways were operated simultaneously especially during peak hours to try and attain this target.MIAL scrapped simultaneous Cross-runway flight operations in mid-2013 after it found that single runway operations were more effective for increasing Aircraft movements per hour. Runway 14/32 is now used only when the main runway is unavailable due to maintenance or other reasons. The construction of new rapid exit taxiways helped in increasing flight handling capacity from 32 movements per hour to 44 in 2012.
Can somebody share what are these rapid exit taxiways and how do they help to increase flight handling capacity ?
I did see the OSM page and was able to get this -
Maybe that could help in explaining what is being told to us. Have given/shared a more detailed diagram that I could find from OSM.
Also it would be nice if a sketch/diagram of how these rapid taxiways are laid on CSIA or failing that a diagram of any airport having similar/more/less number of rapid exit taxiways would be good too in order to understand how they work.