Friday, November 16, 2018

DGCA officials to visit airport to scrutinise compliance objections

Kolhapur: A team of directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officials is likely to visit Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj airport in the city soon to scrutinise the compliance to objections they had raised in October, said Samir Seth, airport advisory committee member on Thursday.
He added that the DGCA had raised five objections last month regarding the runway, air traffic control and obstructions in the area.
"The Airport Authority of India has complied with the objections and the DGCA officials are likely to visit soon to inspect the same. After the scrutiny, the airport is likely to get the nod to start functioning normally," he said.

City MP Dhananjay Mahadik, who is taking regular follow-ups of the situation, said that due to certain technical issues, the airport operations were halted. However, he is confident that after the DGCA's upcoming inspection, air services will resume. "The inspection is likely to take place within next few days. The AAI has already worked on various suggestions," he said.
16/11/18 Times of India