Saturday, February 20, 2016

Dealing with butchers makes DGCA grumpy

The officials of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have been buried up to their necks dealing with meat shop owners who have been thronging their Kalina office in large numbers in the last two days.

Dealing with each other is not a part of any of the parties' job profiles, but for a recent BMC circular making it mandatory for all meat shop owners within a 10-kilometre radius of the airport to get a no-objection certificate (NOC) for their functioning.

The objective behind this is to avoid bird hits at the airport by reducing garbage disposal from these shops that attract avians in the area.

The DGCA's regional office, which saw over 100 meat shop owners coming in on Thursday and Friday, has referred the matter to their bosses in Delhi to make a decision, given that issuing NOCs to over 1,000 meat shop-owners spread across Matunga, Wadala, Sion, Dadar, Shivaji Park, Mahim, Kalina, Santacruz West, Bandra East, Khar East, Santacruz East, Jogeshwari East, Andheri East, is the job of the civic body and not that of the aviation regulator.
20/02/16 Aditya Anand/Mumbai Mirror
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