Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Taxi union moves court over airport parking

Mumbai: The Mumbai Airport Taxi Rickshaw Union has approached an Andheri court to complain about an alleged violation of the Aviation Safety Act and security norms in an issue related to the allocation of parking space at Mumbai’s domestic airport.
In the complaint, the union’s members said that on October 18, they were informed that they need to leave their current parking space at the domestic airport, located in Santa Cruz (east), as the place is going to be used for the Metro-3 project. Following this, the union asked for another spot and airport operators assured them of a new place. But that new place is allegedly only 10 metres from the terminal 1A building, and the union now fears that due to aviation safety norms, security agencies won’t allow them to operate from there, since rules say that there should be a mandatory distance of 100 metres.
The union has now approached the court asking to it direct the police to register a case against MIAL managing director, GV Sanjay Reddy, MIAL CEO Rajiv Jain, the regional executive director of the Airports Authority of India, K. Hemlatha, and other vigilance staff of MIAL for allegedly violating security norms.
09/11/16 Asian Age