A good news for Nagpurians, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International airport runway will be resurfaced soon. A lot of damage was done to the runway due to frequent landing and application of brakes by the aircraft. Now Airports Authority of India (AAI) along with Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) has decided to share the cost and build the runway of the airport to ward off accidents and any other mishaps.
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport
Animals love airport runway and they frequently visit the runway. Pigs, deer, rabbits were already causing the menace on Nagpur airport, now the new addition is monkeys. A group of 70 monkeys moving on the runway of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport prevented landing of Mumbai-Nagpur-Kolkata flight on time and the flight had to be diverted to Hyderabad.
Mihan India Limited (MIL) has decided to appoint animal trappers. The security system used to scare animals is not fully functional.
Some stern measures needs to be deployed before it is too late and accidents makes headlines.
After repeated incidents of animal menace finally Mihan India Limited has decided to employ animal trappers to avert any major accident caused by stray animals. Dogs, pigs, deers and rabbits are frequent visitors to the runway of airport. There are many incidents of animals killed during takeoffs and landing. Animals on runway can cause a major accidents if they are not stopped from visiting the runway.
MIL has taken the matter seriously and has welcomed offers in this regard.
Run way of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport has been damaged and needs resurfacing. Civil Aviation Secretary, Nasim Zaidi asked Mihan India Limited (MIL) to take care of all safety measures like resurfacing of 3200 metre long run way and movement of animals on the run way.
The work is delayed due to loss caused to the air port authority. Nasim Zaidi has advised Airports Authority of India (AAI) and MIL to hire a private partner to run the airport.
The approach road junction near Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International airport is the place for constant accidents. Accidents are usually caused by fast moving vehicles coming from Khapri over bridge. The approach road junction lacks any traffic signals or traffic cops. The place has traffic cops when any VIP or VVIP comes to Nagpur. Rest of the time there are no cops.
Birds have been a threat to the moving air craft but the love birds i am talking about is not a threat to the flying air craft or the moving traffic. They come in the evening and go by night time. Friends i am talking about couples who throng areas near Nagpur airport in the evening and are gone by night. The stretch from hotel Pride to Nagpur Airport has turned in to lover's spot.
Arunachal Pradesh PWD engineer, Kardo Riba was arrested by Central Industrial Security Force ( CISF ) personnel at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport on Sunday morning for carrying 43 live cartridges. Riba had come to Chandrapur to drop his daughter at the Government Engineering College. He was on his way back to Assam when he was captured at Nagpur airport for carrying unlicensed cartridges.