Thursday, March 16, 2017

No case of animal menace at airport last year: RTI

Nagpur: The Nagpur airport did not face any animal menace during the last year. Earlier, animals obstructing the runway were a major cause of concern for the airport management here.
Wild animals like deer and boars from the neighbouring open areas used to sneak in, often obstructing the landings and take-offs.
Replying to a RTI query by a city-based activist Abhay Kolarkar, Mihan India Limited (MIL), the company which operates city airport, has said there have been no cases of animals obstructing the flights or being hit by a plane from January 2016 to December 2016. There have been no passenger deaths at the airport during the period too, the reply stated. The RTI reply also mentions that 9.31 lakh passengers travelled out of Nagpur during the previous year.
Officials in MIL later told TOI that the trend depicts a favourable passenger traffic from Nagpur. If passengers going out of Nagpur stands 9 lakh, then the total traffic which includes those coming in is expected to be up to 17 lakh at least.
16/03/17 Times of India