Wednesday, March 02, 2016

AAI grounds T plan to build tall police towers

Hyderabad: The ambitious project of the Telangana government to construct an Integrated Command and Control Centre for the city police at Banjara Hills has hit a roadblock with the civil aviation authorities turning down the state's request for a No Objection Certificate for the proposed twin towers.
The NOC for the twin towers has not been cleared by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) in view of the height proposed for the twin towers at that location. The AAI's argument is that if the proposed 90 metres tall towers are allowed, the buildings will obstruct air traffic movement over the city. The AAI advised the police department to revise the building plans but the state government has been arguing that the Shamshabad airport is located more than 20 km from the site and AAI should not take the location of the Begumpet airport into consideration for issuing a no objection certificate. However, Banjara Hills is in the funnel area of the Shamshabad airport too.
As per the New Building Rules of 2012 and other relevant laws, for buildings that stand 15 metres tall (offices and commercial buildings), an NOC from the AAI and the fire services department is mandatory. The police department expressed its willingness to provide all fire-fighting equipment in the building as per the rules.
02/03/16 Koride Mahesh/Times of India
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