Saturday, October 01, 2016

Construction of wall needed for airport's security: DIAL to HC

New Delhi: Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) has moved the Delhi High Court to restrain anyone from interfering in construction of a boundary wall at IGI airport here, saying the airfield has been perceived as an "important target" after Pathankot airbase attack in January this year.

In an application, DIAL has said that boundary wall would add "another line of defence" in the security of Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport which falls under the category of "hyper-sensitive" airport.
Bodies of four terrorists were found after a counter- operation by the Indian forces at the Pathankot air base in January this year.
DIAL has alleged that construction work of the wall has been stopped due to violent protests by residents of village Shahbad Mohammadpur, which is near to the airport, despite the fact that construction was exclusively on the airport land.
"It is pertinent to mention that the IGI airport falls under the category of hyper-sensitive airport and has been perceived as an important target by terrorist organisations especially after the attack on the air base at Pathankot," it said.
01/10/16 PTI/Business Standard
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