Thursday, June 04, 2020

Hyderabad international airport sustaining environment

Hyderabad: World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June every year. This is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. In 2020, the theme is “It’s Time for Nature – Preserve Biodiversity”.
GMR led Hyderabad International Airport is also observing the World Environment Day like previous years raising awareness among the airport community about the importance of environment and sensitizing them about pressing environmental issues. When it comes to airports, Hyderabad International Airport, the 6th busiest airport in India has taken environment to be at its core since its inception as India’s first Greenfield PPP Airport in 2008.
In its 12th year, the airport has continued to keep environmental protection as an integral part of the business, and are committed to conducting the operations at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), in an environmental friendly and sustainable manner in line with GMR Vision, Mission, Values and Beliefs.
The Airport has been established in an area spreading over 5000 acres; and half of the premises are with natural ecosystem and support the life of various flora and fauna. The management of GHIAL is taking several efforts by maintaining plant nursery, huge landscape, and rainwater harvesting across the airport.   
The ACI recognized RGIA with Green Airports Platinum Recognition 2020 for its best Water Management in the Asia Pacific region for the Category: 15 to 35 million passengers per annum
04/05/20 Mohammed Hussain/Siasat Daily
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