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Quarterly e-Newsletter of Airports Authority of India Issue 05 | January-March 2022 EmpoWwoemrienng AAI

2 AAIConnect Issue 05 | January-March 2022 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE The Airports Authority of India is SHRI SANJEEV KUMAR airports in the country, which were an organization that has always Chairman, AAI hitherto being imported. believed in reinventing itself and matching its ability with the need of “I became part of this Impressive progress has been the time. As we celebrate AAI’s 27th AAI family one year made in civil-military cooperation, Annual Day, I feel honored in leading back and have seen particularly in the area of airspace this reputed organization. I became the resilience of each management. Flexible use of Indian part of this AAI family one year back member of this family airspace has been implemented and have seen the resilience of in the unprecedented that has helped realize far-reaching each member of this family in the times.” benefits such as fuel saving, reduced unprecedented times. carbon emissions and shorter flight last one year. New airport terminal times. Under this, AAI in coordination The Indian Civil Aviation sector building at Agartala & Greenfield with the Indian Air Force has is one of the prominent growth airport at Kushinagar were recently established 119 conditional air routes, engines of India. In 2021, Indian air inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime out of which 116 routes have been traffic registered impressive recovery, Minister and terminal building at operationalized leading to shorter bringing it to almost at the pre- Dehradun Airport was inaugurated flight durations and fuel savings. Covid levels for domestic passengers. by the Union Minister for Civil Aviation. We are confident that domestic air In line with vision of ‘आत्मनिर्भर traffic is soon going to surpass the As one of the largest airspaces भारत of the Hon’ble Prime Minister,’ pre-pandemic levels. The recent in the world, AAI is also making suitable policy interventions have resumption of scheduled international significant strides towards enhancing been undertaken to develop the flight operations will provide the much- safety and efficiency in air navigation India Civil Aviation Sector as an needed impetus to the economic services. AAI has adopted cutting- ecosystem. Notable progress has recovery of the Indian civil aviation edge CNS and ATM technologies and been made in setting up of Flying sector at large and AAI in particular. has upgraded traffic management Training Organizations to meet the systems at the airports in line with growing demand of commercial In next four years, AAI is working the evolving global service standards. pilots in our country. towards a major infrastructural Under our R&D initiatives, we are boost to the tune of nearly ₹25,000 developing indigenous systems for As an environmentally-conscious cr that includes upgradation of more air traffic management, thereby public sector enterprise, AAI is taking than 40 airports, construction of reducing foreign dependency. various concrete steps towards new terminal buildings, expansion Recently, AAI has signed an MoU with sustainable development. With the or strengthening of runways and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for ultimate objective of becoming modernization of CNS-ATM facilities the joint, indigenous development of carbon neutral for Scope I & Scope II & equipment at the airports. Deoghar systems for air traffic management by 2024, AAI airports are consistently Airport in Jharkhand is ready for and surface movement of aircraft at implementing best practices in operationalization. Work is in full carbon management and power swing for construction of the new generation from non-renewable integrated terminal buildings at sources of energy. Efforts are also Port Blair, Jabalpur, Trichy, Chennai, being made to make the terminal Pune, Leh, Patna, Tuticorin, Surat, building of Leh Airport sustainable Goa, Adampur, Kanpur, Vijayawada by maximizing Solar & Geothermal & Kolhapur. Apart from this, various energy, considering the adverse projects for enhancement of airside climatic conditions of the region. We capacities are underway at AAI have also decided to adopt GRIHA Airports. New Greenfield Airports Five Star ratings for upcoming new at Hollongi in Arunachal Pradesh, airports & terminal buildings. Hirasar (Rajkot) & Dholera in Gujarat are also coming up. Development of I look forward to the support of New Civil Enclave at Gwalior & New each and every member of the International Airport at Ayodhya are AAI family. We can reach bigger also the key airport infrastructure milestones and conquer new highs projects being undertaken by AAI. with spirited enthusiasm and vigour. I once again congratulate all AAI Teams at AAI have met several employees along with their family stringent deadlines and have delivered members on the occasion of the 27th world-class airport facilities in the AAI Annual Day. Thank You. Jai Hind. ■

Issue 05 | January-March 2022 3AAIConnect अध्यक्ष महोदय का सदं शे भा रतीय विमानपत्तन प्राधिकरण एक ऐसा सं गठन है जिसने सदैव श्री सं जीव कु मार प्रणालियों के सं यकु ्त रूप से स्वदेशी विकास के स्वयं को श्रेष्ठ बनाने तथा समय लिए भारत इलके ्ट्रोनिक्स लिमिटेड (बीईएल) के की आवश्यकता के अनरु ूप अपनी क्षमता को अध्यक्ष, भा.वि.प्रा. साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किया बढ़ाने मंे विश्वास किया है। हम भाविप्रा का “एक वर्ष पूर्व मैं, इस भाविप्रा ह।ै इन प्रणालियों का अभी तक आयात किया 27वां वारषि् क दिवस मना रहे हैं, इस अवसर परिवार से जुड़ा और मंैने जा रहा था। पर मंै इस प्रतिष्ठित सं गठन का नेतृत्व करने मंे सम्मानित अनुभव कर रहा हूं । एक वर्ष पूर्व इस अभूतपूर्व समय में इस नागर-सनै ्य सहभागिता म,ंे विशषे रूप से वायु मैं, इस भाविप्रा परिवार से जडु ़ा और मंैने इस अभूतपूर्व समय मंे इस परिवार के प्रत्येक सदस्य परिवार के प्रत्येक सदस्य की क्षेत्र प्रबं धन के क्षेत्र मंे प्रभावशाली प्रगति हुई ह।ै की कार्यकु शलता को देखा है। भारतीय वायु क्षेत्र के स्थिति अनरु ूप उपयोग को कार्यकु शलता को देखा है।” भारतीय नागर विमानन क्षेत्र भारत में विकास लागू किया गया है जिससे ईंधन की बचत, कार्बन को गति प्रदान करने वाले प्रमखु साधनों मंे से पिछले एक वर्ष में भाविप्रा के कार्यदलों ने एक ह।ै वर्ष 2021 के दौरान भारत मंे विमान अनेक कठिन समय-सीमाओं को पूरा किया है उत्सर्जन मंे कमी और उड़ान में न्यूनतम समय यातायात में प्रभावशाली वृद्धि हुई है और यह और विश्वस्तरीय हवाईअड्डा सुविधाएं प्रदान की हंै। हाल ही में माननीय प्रधानमं त्री द्वारा जैसे दूरगामी लाभ प्राप्त हुए ह।ंै इसके अं तर्गत अं तर्देशीय यात्रियों के सं बं ध मंे लगभग कोविड अगरतला में नए हवाई अड्डा टरमि् नल भवन भाविप्रा ने भारतीय वायु सेना के साथ समन्वय परू ्व की स्थिति मंे पहचुँ गया ह।ै हमंे विश्वास है कि तथा कु शीनगर मंे ग्रीन फील्ड हवाई अड्डे का अं तर्ेदशीय विमान यातायात शीघ्र ही महामारी परू ्व उद्घाटन किया गया तथा कंे द्रीय नागर विमानन करके 119 सशर्त वायु मार्ग निर्धारित किए हैं के स्तर को पार करने वाला ह।ै वर्तमान मंे सचू ीबद्ध मं त्री द्वारा देहरादून हवाई अड्डे पर टरमि् नल भवन अं तरराष््ट रीय उड़ानों का प्रचालन पनु ः प्रारं भ होने का उद्घाटन किया गया। जिनमंे से 116 मार्गों को प्रचालित किया गया है से बृहत रूप से भारतीय नागर विमानन क्षेत्र और भाविप्रा विश्व के सबसे बड़े वायु क्षेत्रों मंे से जिससे उड़ान अवधि में कमी आई है और ईंधन विशषे रूप से भाविप्रा की आरथि् क स्थिति को यथा एक ह।ै यह वायु दिक्चालन सवे ाओं में सरु क्षा और दक्षता बढ़ाने की दिशा मंे भी महत्वपरू ्ण प्रयास कर की बचत हुई ह।ै अपके ्षित गति प्राप्त होगी। रहा ह।ै भाविप्रा ने सं चार दिक्चालन निगरानी एवं विमान यातायात प्रबं धन (सीएनएस व एटीएम) माननीय प्रधानमं त्री के 'आत्मनिररभ् भारत' की आगामी चार वर्षों में भाविप्रा द्वारा लगभग के क्षेत्र में अत्याधनु िक प्रौद्योगिकी को अपनाया है परिकल्पना के अनरु ूप भारतीय नागर विमानन 25,000 करोड़ रुपये के मखु ्य अवसं रचनात्मक और हवाई अड्डों पर विकसित वशै ्विक सवे ा मानकों विकास पर कार्य किया जा रहा है जिसमें 40 के अनरु ूप यातायात प्रबं धन प्रणालियों को उन्नत क्षेत्र को एक पारिस्थितिकी तं त्र के रूप में विकसित किया ह।ै अपनी अनसु ं धान और विकास पहल करने के लिए उचित नीतिगत निर्णय लिए गए से अधिक हवाई अड्डों का उन्नयन, हवाई अड्डों के अं तर्गत हम विमान यातायात प्रबं धन के लिए पर नए टरमि् नल भवनों का निर्माण, धावन पथ स्वदेशी प्रणाली विकसित कर रहे हैं जिससे विदेशी हंै। हमारे देश में वाणिज्यिक विमान चालकों (रनव)े का विस्तार अथवा सदु ृढीकरण तथा सं चार निररभ् ता कम हो रही ह।ै हाल ही में भाविप्रा ने देश की बढ़ती हुई मां ग को पूरा करने के लिए उड़ान दिक्चालन निगरानी एवं विमान यातायात प्रबं धन के हवाई अड्डों पर विमान यातायात प्रबं धन एवं प्रशिक्षण सं गठनों की स्थापना मंे उल्लेखनीय (सीएनएस व एटीएम) सवु िधाओं और उपकरणों के विमानों के भू-सं चलन (सरफे स मूवमटें ) सं बं धी प्रगति हुई ह।ै आधनु िकीकरण का कार्य सम्मिलित ह।ै झारखं ड का देवघर हवाई अड्डा भी प्रचालन के लिए तयै ार पर्यावरण के प्रति सजग सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र है। पोर्टब्लेयर, जबलपरु , त्रिचि, चेन्नई, पणु े, लहे , पटना, तूत्तिकोरिन, सूरत, गोवा, आदमपरु , उद्यम के रूप मंे भाविप्रा चिरस्थायी विकास की कानपरु , विजयवाड़ा तथा कोल्हापरु मंे नए एकीकृ त दिशा मंे अनेक महत्वपूर्ण प्रयास कर रहा ह।ै वर्ष टरमि् नल भवन का निर्माण कार्य तीव्र गति से चल 2024 तक स्कोप-1 एवं स्कोप-2 के लिए कार्बन रहा ह।ै इसके अतिरिक्त भाविप्रा के हवाई अड्डों निष्क्रिय बनने के अं तिम लक्ष्य के साथ भाविप्रा पर एयर साइड की क्षमताओं को बढाने के लिए के हवाई अड्डों पर ऊर्जा के गरै -नवीकरणीय स्रोतों विभिन्न परियोजनाएँ चल रही ह।ैं अरुणाचल प्रदेश से कार्बन प्रबं धन और विद्तयु उत्पादन मंे सर्वोत्तम में होलोंगी और गजु रात के हीरासर (राजकोट) प्रणालियों को निरं तर लागू किया जा रहा है । क्षेत्र और धोलरे ा मंे नए ग्रीनफील्ड हवाई अड्डों पर भी की प्रतिकू ल जलवायु परिस्थितियों को ध्यान में कार्य प्रारं भ हो चकु ा ह।ै ग्वालियर मंे नए सिविल रखते हुए सौर एवं भू-तापीय ऊर्जा के उपयोग में एं क्लेव और अयोध्या मंे नए अं तरराष््ट रीय हवाई वृद्धि करके लेह हवाई अड्डे के टरमि् नल भवन को अड्डे का विकास भी भाविप्रा द्वारा निष्पादित की जाने वाली हवाई अड्डा अवसं रचना सं बं धी प्रमखु सं वहनीय बनाने के भी प्रयास किए जा रहे हैं । परियोजनाएँ ह।ैं हमने भविष्य के हवाई अड्डों एवं टरमि् नल भवनों के लिए गृहा – फाइव स्टार श्रेणी अपनाने का भी निर्णय लिया ह।ै मंै, भाविप्रा परिवार के प्रत्ेयक सदस्य से सहयोग की आशा करता ह।ूँ हम दृढ़ उत्साह और ऊर्जा के साथ बडे़ लक्ष्यों को प्राप्त कर सकते हैं और नई ऊं चाइयों को छू सकते ह।ंै मैं एक बार पनु ः सभी कर्मचारियों और उनके परिवार के सदस्यों को भाविप्रा के 27वंे वारषि् क दिवस के अवसर पर बधाई देता ह।ँू धन्यवाद। जय हिन्द । ■

4 AAIConnect Issue 05 | January-March 2022 New Terminal Building of Agartala Airport Inaugurated Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the New Integrated Terminal Building of Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport with enhanced capacity and world-class facilities on 04th January 2022. With the new facilities, the capacity of the airport has increased three-fold which will go a long way in increasing the air connectivity of not only Tripura but also the entire North East. HMCA Shri Jyotriaditya Scindia, Shri Biplab Deb, CM, Tripura and Chairman, AAI was also present on the occasion. The new building is a blend of Tripura’s culture, natural beauty and modern facilities. ■ Selfie Contests at New Terminals An airport is an iconic structure within a city and is significant from economic point of view for that region. Newly Inaugurated Terminal Buildings at Kushinagar, Dehradun & Agartala Airports adorned with beautiful local artworks are catching passengers’ attention. To promote the world-class infrastructure and passenger amenities being provided at these airports and to make passengers as brand endorsers of the good work being done, #MyAirportSelfie contest was devised. This initiative was well received by the travellers and they were tempted to click the selfies with mesmerizing background, art installations and infrastructure of the airport. Winner participants were publicised through social media and digital screens of airports. Keeping the appreciation in mind, similar selfie contests are being organised at other AAI Airports also. ■

Issue 03 | July-September 2021 5AAIConnect SPOTLIGHT Flight Training Organizations (FTO) Entering the New Era with ‘आत्मनिररभ् भारत’ Indian Civil Aviation Industry, which is amongst Kadappa, Kishangarh and Tezu Airports. the top 10 in the world has a vision of becoming The Tender process for second round of the third largest aviation market by 2027. To satisfy the current and projected rise in FTOs is in progress. A fair competition among demand for commercial air travel, the nation’s FTOs has been ensured by AAI by inviting airplane fleet is projected to quadruple in size to bids from all the interested parties. Technical approximately 2500 airplanes by 2038, which will, and Financial eligibility requirements have in turn create a huge demand for trained pilots. also been further simplified ensuring hassle- AAI was entrusted with the work of examining free participation even for a new start-up. A the aspect of promoting Flying Training healthy competition between the FTOs at an Organizations (FTOs) in India keeping in view Airport has also been ensured by allowing the future requirement of aviation growth and only one site per Airport for an FTO. specifically the requirement of trained aircraft pilots, as per the recommendation of the Taking ahead the Hon’ble PM’s vision of committee, constituted under the Chairmanship ‘आत्मनिररभ् भारत’, it has become more important to of Air Chief Marshal (Retired) Fali H. Major. bring-in efficiency in all the processes related Accordingly, consultations were held with to flying training industry and to encourage the stakeholders to get feedback and their views FTOs in India. Under the leadership of Chairman, in order to finalize the draft policy for FTOs. AAI has spearheaded the initiative to be a key Subsequently, the MoCA approved the policy stakeholder in establishment of these Flying with rationalized charges and various other Training Organizations at select Airports. ■ FTO friendly initiatives, for encouraging new FTOs at Indian Airports. The policy is well defined in terms of encouraging long term association of FTOs by leasing the land for 25 years, maximizing the operational hours and incentivizing more flying hours by extending considerable discount for more than 3000 hours of flying operations per year. Under the new policy, in the first round, Nine FTOs at five Airports viz. Belagavi, Kalaburgi, Khajuraho, Jalgaon and Lilabari Airports, are under implementation and further, in the second round, AAI has invited bids for 15 FTOs at 10 Airports viz, Coochbehar, Meerut, Jharsuguda, Hubli, Salem, Bhavnagar, Deoghar, Project Team 1. Sh. Anil Gupta, ED (LM, BD & RCS) 2. Sh. S.K. Singhal, GM (BD) 3. Sh. Sandeep Kathuria, DGM (BD) 4. Sh. Kumar Vaibhav Upadhyay, AM (BD)

6 AAIConnect Issue 05 | January-March 2022 NEWS BITS Enhanced Facility for Passengers with Reduced Mobility To help people with disabilities, a special help desk and a dedicated lane for priority security checks have been established at Kolkata Airport. In coordination with CISF, the desk will also assist elderly flyers, pregnant women and single women travelling with children. Netaji’s Birthday Chennai Airport Celebrated at Kolkata Ranked 8th in the Airport Global List for ‘On Time Performance’ Among NSCBI Airport celebrated Large Airports in 2021 125th Birthday Anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose on Chennai Airport is ranked 8th 23rd January 2022. Shri C. in the global list for ‘On Time Pattabhi, Airport Director, paid Performance’ among large floral tributes to the statue of airports in 2021 by ‘Cirium’, a top Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. aviation analytics firm. Chennai Later, senior officials from the Airport’s On Time performance airport, CISF and Airlines also (OTP) data has been analysed offered tributes to Netaji. The for comparison in ‘Large Airports’ category for 2021 and is the only event concluded with sweets Indian airport listed in the Top 10. The achievement represents distribution among employees Customer service quality and Operational excellence. and family members of NSCBI Airport, Kolkata. Distribution of Free Spectacles to Taxi Drivers of Chennai Airport COVID Warrior Award for Kolkata Airport AAI Chennai Airport, joining hands with India Vision Institute (IVI- an NGO) has distributed 115 free custom-made spectacles The award was given in to taxi drivers and contract workers of airport. This is in recognition of efforts made by Covid Warriors at the airport addition to free reading who stood strong in the fight glasses provided during against COVID19. This award eye-check-up camp was dedicated to all those held in December people who were at the front 2021 at the airport. in the battle and contributed The free eye check-up towards keeping the infection camp was primarily in check and helped the aimed at inculcating society tide over the crisis. a strong safety culture among taxi drivers and effectively reduce road accidents.

Issue 05 | January-March 2022 7AAIConnect Measures for Improved गोवा अं तरराषट््रीय हवाईअड्डा Passenger Convenience पर एक परू ्ण दिवसीय हिन्‍दी कार्यशाला Expanding passenger convenience, the East and West wings of remote गोवा अं तरराष्ट् रीय हवाईअड्डा पर वित्तीय Security Hold Area (SHA) in Domestic वर्ष 2021-2022 की अं तिम एक terminal at Chennai Airport have दिवसीय हिन्‍दी कार्यशाला का आयोजन been merged and opened for 22 फरवरी, 2022 को किया गया, passenger movement. This will जिसमें कार्यालय के सभी अनभु ाग benefit departing passengers, in case अध्यक्ष और वरिष्ठ प्रबं धक एवं उनसे they have mistakenly approached उच्च स्तर के कु ल 17 अधिकारियों ने the wrong boarding gates or a last- सहभाग लिया। इस कार्यशाला में सूचना minute change of boarding gate. एवं प्रौद्योगिकी के क्षेत्र मंे हिन्दी का प्रयोग, तकनीकी एवं प्रचालनात्मक कार्यों Outstanding Work in Official तथा अभियां त्रिकी से सं बं धित विभिन्न Language कार्यों में हिन्दी का प्रयोग एवं कठिनाइयाँ और कार्यालयीन कार्यों में हिन्दी का Indore Airport received second prize in प्रयोग एवं हिन्दी के उपयोग पर आधारित single office category for outstanding व्यावहारिक अभ्यासगत प्रशिक्षण प्रदान work in the field of official language किया गया। (Hindi). The award was given on 23rd half annual review meeting of भोपाल एयरपोर्ट में स्टाफ कंै टीन Official Language Implementation की शरु ुआत Committee, Indore City. भोपाल एयरपोर्ट के माननीय नागर विमानन मं त्री का Cycle Expedition at कारमि् कों एवं यात्रियों Jharsuguda Airport को सवु िधा प्रदान करने रायपर हवाई अड्डे पर आगमन हते ु स्टाफ कंै टीन का A Cycling expedition to the उद्घाटन विमानपत्तन माननीय नागर विमानन मं त्री ने रायपरु nearby Villages was organised निदेशक द्वारा भाविप्रा, हवाई अड्डे पर आज़ादी का अमतृ from 1stJan 2022 to 6th Jan कंे एयरपोर्ट पारिंक् ग महोत्सव मनाने के लिए आयोजित 2022 by Jharsuguda Airport’s एरिया मंे किया गया। इस सवु िधा को staff and stakeholders. The मसे र्स सप्तगिरी रेस्टोरेंट द्वारा आगामी सां स्कृतिक कार्यक्रम objective of this expedition 07 वर्ष तक सं चालित किया जाएगा। मंे भाग लिया। was to raise awareness अपने सम्बोधन मंे about safety, sanitization भारतीय विमानपत्तन and COVID precautions प्राधिकरण के सभी and animal safety. कर्मचारियों को बहे तर काम करने के लिए प्रोत्साहित किया। माननीय मं त्री ने पटें ंि ग प्रदर्शनी का भी अवलोकन किया व आर्ट गलै री टीम के सदस्यों की सराहना की। चिकित्सा उपकरणों की खरीद के लिए वित्तीय सहयोग कॉ� रपोरेट सोशल रिस्पॉ न्सिबिलिटी (सीएसआर) के कार्यान्वयन के एक हिस्से के रूप में भवु नशे ्वर हवाई अड्डे द्वारा अखिल भारतीय चिकित्सा विज्ञान (एम्स) भवु नशे ्वर को मकै े निकल वटें िलटे र, ट्रां सपोर्ट वटंे िलटे र और डीफ्रिबिलटे र्स (02 नग) जसै े चिकित्सा उपकरणों की खरीद के लिए वित्तीय सहायता दी गई । एम्स अधीक्षक ने इस अवसर पर एएआई को धन्यवाद देते हुए कहा कि यह उपकरण विशषे रूप से कोविड19 महामारी के कठिन दिनों के दौरान इलाज के लिए सहायक होंग।े

8 AAIConnect Issue 05 | January-March 2022 NEWS BITS Celebration of 73rd Encouragement of Flight Started from Republic Day Local Artisans at Khajuraho Airport Jorhat Airport 73rd Republic Day was First flight after COVID celebrated with immense On the occasion of Azadi 19 pandemic from AAI’s enthusiasm and zeal while ka Amrit Mahotsav, Jorhat Khajuraho Airport was following all Covid-19 Airport and Assam State flagged off by HMCA in a protocols. On this august Rural Livelihood Mission virtual event. The event was occasion, Shri D.K. Kamra, organised exhibition to also attended by various other Regional Executive Director- promote bamboo products senior dignitaries. HMCA Northern Region, unfurled by local artists at the airport. talked about unprecedented the national flag at New Air Special guest as DGP of development work Traffic Services Complex of Assam Police, Superintendent undertaken at the airport in Airports Authority of India at of Police, Jorhat visited the form of Runway carpeting, IGI Airport, New Delhi. stall and interacted with construction of new technical the participants along with block & establishment of two airlines and airport officials flying training schools. More flights from Rupsi Airport Passengers travelling through Rupsi Airport had reasons to cheer as the airport announced increase in frequency of flights for Guwahati and Kolkata from 18th Jan 2022. The Airport will have regular flights on every Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday & Sunday. Rupsi was re-developed under RCS –UDAN scheme and it has served over 23K passengers till Jan 2022. Easing Congestion at the Airport Exclusive Domestic Pre-embarkation Security Check has been implemented at Tiruchirappalli International airport from 12th February,2022. This will help in easing congestion and facilitate smooth passenger flow at the terminal. Eye Testing Camp Tuticorin Airport in association with Dr. Agarwal Eye hospital, organized free eye testing camp for the staff welfare. All stakeholders around 200 persons were benefited from the program.

Issue 05 | January-March 2022 9AAIConnect WELCOME ON-BOARD New Joining’s & Takeovers (APDs & REDs) Rajesh Nilkanth Shinde S N Borkar Suneel Dutt Capt. S. K. Malik has taken over the charge has taken over the charge has taken over the charge GM (Security) is entrusted with the additional charge of of Regional Executive of ED (Admin) at CHQ of ED (CNS-P-I) ED (Security) with powers Director - Northern Region, Guwahati of Executive Director G. Prabaharan Om Prakash Chugh Ramesh Kumar has taken over the charge has taken over the has taken over as Airport Director at Indore Airport of ED (Engg. -WR) CHQ charge of ED (Engineering, ER & NER) on 17th January 2022 YOU MAKE US PROUD Ms. Prakriti Saxena Daughter of Smt. Mamta Saxena, Sr. Supdt.(Telecom), posted at RHQ-NR is an international level Speed Skater. Ms. Prakriti started skating at a very young age as a hobby. She Recently won one gold in 15000 KM road Elimination Race, one silver in Rink Elimination of 10 k.m. and one bronze in Road race in 59th National Roller-Skating Championship held in Delhi. Now, she has been selected for Asian Games to be held in the month of September 2022 in China.

Environment-friendly Methods For Wildlife Hazard Management ZOHAIB MAJEED as the Wildlife Protection ‘integrated pest control’ should JE (Operations), Udaipur Airport Act, 1972, threatened species, be researched and tried as Environmental Protection these methods tend to have The aviation sector in India Act, 1986, Airport Services lower ecological footprints. For has grown by leaps and Manual-Part 3 (Wildlife example, trained eagles may bounds over the years. The Hazard Management) be used to shoo away other government of India through which they can integrate birds. Seasonal movements of its ambitious schemes like in their Modus Operandi. migratory birds may be factored National Civil Aviation Policy, into while deciding air routes. 2016, Greenfield Airport Policy, As per ICAO Bird Strike Incorporation of microwave- Amendment to Environmental Information System, around based bird radars powered Impact Assessment Rules, 2020 95 percent of bird strikes by ‘AI software’ would go a (for speedy environmental happen below 3000 feet long way in providing valuable clearance) and Regional which leaves an ‘area on insights on bird movement. Connectivity Scheme, concern’ of only about 13 is providing additional kms from the touchdown Also, the use of firecrackers fillip to help an average zone (normally an aircraft is and sound guns should be Indian take to skies. at 3000 ft, 13kms away from dissuaded as these create touchdown zone). The airports air and noise pollution apart However, this vibrance should evolve a memorandum from posing significant risk is being caveated with the of understanding with to the wildlife management increasing tendency of aviation the actors near the airport personnel. The idea of using sector coming in conflicts and outside their control directed energy non-lethal with the nature. Greenfield such as farms factories etc. weapons such as laser dazzlers airport is being/would be set Biological methods of wildlife and directional sound cannons up in environmentally sensitive management on the lines of (see ‘LRAD systems’ used by areas that hold great amount police forces) may be explored. of bio diversity such as the Andamans, Himalayan states Incidents of Buffalo and or Western Ghats. Jackal hit at Indian airports are not unheard of. Technological This calls for interventions like intelligent environmentally friendly ways of CCTV cameras must be used wildlife management that would report sightings and knowledge automatically or Automatic dissemination. Aviation Runway Incursion Warning personnel should be Systems (ARIWS) that accorded training in would alert pilots for a ‘go the environmental around’ etc. Sustainable framework in Development is the the country such way forward. ■

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