Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Impossible to dump human waste mid-air, DGCA tells NGT

New Delhi: Days after the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a circular stating that dumping excreta from a flying airplane would attract a fine of Rs 50,000, the aviation regulator Tuesday told the National Green Tribunal that it was impossible to dump human waste mid-air from aircraft toilets.

The DGCA told a bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel that it has become a “laughing stock” due to this order and sought a stay and review of its order directing the aviation regulator to issue a circular to all airlines operating at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here.

The aviation regulator informed the bench, also comprising Justice Jawad Rahim, that there is a designated place for emptying the waste tank and it cannot open it mid-air.

The bench, however, refused to stay its order and said it would consider the matter on the next date of hearing.
04/09/18 PTI/India TV

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