Thursday, December 06, 2018

Bird hit: Cleanliness in airport, surroundings discussed

Ahmedabad: To curb the menace of animal and bird incursions in the airport premises and vicinity, a high-level meeting of the Airport Environment Management Committee (AEMC) was held in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. Maintaining cleanliness within the campus of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport and in the surrounding areas was one of the key issues discussed during the meeting, which was chaired by Dr Rajiv Kumar Gupta, additional chief secretary – Environment and Forests, government of Gujarat.
Sharing more details, airport director, Manoj Gangal, said, “The chairman of the committee advised to keep the areas in the vicinity of the airport clean so that it does not attract birds in the operational area of the airport. The forum deliberated upon ways by which animal and bird activity can be curbed and kept under control at the SVPI airport.”

Officials from Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), department of environment and forest, police and airlines attended the multi-stakeholder meeting along with the collector of Ahmedabad and the airport director.

“It was discussed that a detailed survey of each household in the residential areas surrounding the airport should be carried out. This is not just to ensure security, but to also ensure responsible waste disposal to keep the birds at bay,” said Vikrant Pande, Ahmedabad collector.
06/12/18 Times of India