Since the lockdown began many important projects were called off and were forced to cease for a while and now government allowed major projects to restart under ‘Mission Begin Again’. However, the action against the high rise building near Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport is still delayed due to the pandemic.
A report suggesting that the high rise buildings causing danger to landings and take-offs of aircraft was received two years ago after Mihan India Limited (MIL) conducted inspection through an agency.
And a report has been prepared in this regard and sent to Director General of Civil Aviation. The process of taking action against buildings requires time as it has to go through various stages and need clearance notices to building owners, and should receive an order from DGCA after submitting a report.Then only NMC officials can take action. However, the lockdown created obstacles in the process. But once the outbreak is under control inspection will be done again and report will be submitted to DGCA.
29 building have been identified in the process which can be proved to be dangerous to the aircrafts and the airport administration has issued notices to owners of these buildings many times.
A meeting between officials of MIL and NMC was held on this issue and it was decided that construction of buildings which violated height norms will be demolished.
The authorities have already set height of buildings which can be constructed in area near airport. Despite of this, rules were violated and buildings were constructed.