Monday, September 03, 2018

300 trees on Moradabad airport campus to be cut

Moradabad: With flights likely to begin from Moradabad airport to Delhi and Lucknow in October, the last phase of work has started at Munda Pandey airstrip here. Now, district administration has directed forest officials to cut down 300 eucalyptus and poplar trees on the airport campus.
Speaking with TOI, additional district magistrate Laxmi Shankar Singh said the Airport Authority of India (AAI ) has instructed that all those structures or things, including trees, which fall under the flying range be removed at Munda Pandey runway. The electricity poles which need to be removed have been identified. The forest officials have been informed to cut down identified trees which may obstruct aircraft from taking off or landing.

Giving details, Laxmi Shankar Singh said, “On September 7, a meeting with AAI officials has also been called to take up the issue of removing all the obstructions under the flying zone at Munda Pandey.”

He said about 300 trees, 20- to-30-meter high, on the airport campus would be cut down by the forest department. Once this is done, it is hoped that the air service could start from the city by October.
03/09/18 Nazar Abbas/Times of India
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