Friday, September 18, 2015

Coimbatore airport gears up to eliminate bird hits

The Airport Authority of India, District Administration, Forest Department and Coimbatore Corporation are working to reduce bird hits in and around the Coimbatore International Airport. From April this year, the airport has witnessed only three bird hits. In the previous years, bird hits had increased during the rainy season.

Following discussions in the earlier Airport Environment Management Committee meetings, the Forest Department recently submitted a set of recommendations to the District Collector, who chairs the committee, on reducing bird hits.

District Forest Officer (DFO) M. Senthil Kumar said that they had asked the district administration to clear the thorny bushes in the unused revenue land around the airport as it was home to dozens of peacocks and other birds. “Removing the bushes will avoid nesting and roosting of birds,” he explained.
18/09/15 MK Ananth/The Hindu
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