Buildings, hotels in way of Juhu airport project

Mumbai, Aug. 2 — The local government ‘s intend to convert the particular Juhu aerodrome into a full-fledged airport may have to end up being aborted since the operational challenges revealed in the project ‘s blueprint could prove to be impossible.

The draft prepared by the particular Air terminals Authority of India (AAI) has been presented to the government a week ago.

Sources said the relocation of the runway would need demolition of many household buildings and portions involving at least two prominent hotels upon Juhu Tara Road . Also, though the catwalk will be constructed the same on the particular Mumbai airport ‘s primary airstrip to avoid traffic disruptions, it will be rendered pointless when the city airport switches operations to its secondary catwalk .

The secondary runway is frequently used for small periods for routine upkeep work on the main airstrip, or even during common emergencies like bird strikes. “It is just not feasible to turn off an airport that often, ” mentioned a Juhu airport official. The catwalk will also eat into the Juhu beach front.

These problems were probably the reason why authorities took the project off the prime minister’s list of fast-track infrastructure projects a few days ago.

“It has been taken off after authorities realised the gravity of the challenges, inch said an AAI official.

The buildings across the aerodrome pose a significant obstacle. “The structures will certainly fall in the flight path, and procedures would be unsafe unless of course their heights are adjusted, ” said one more AAI official.

The extended runway will even take up around 400 metres involving Juhu beach front. “It is a fantastic beach. Getting environment clearance would be a main challenge, ” mentioned a source. Residents’ community forums have already threatened to move the court contrary to the project.

Juhu aerodrome’s movie director VK Punyal did not comment on the particular project’s challenges.

Local government officials confirmed these issues were discussed inside a ending up in AAI chief VP Agrawal a particular amount of time (10 days) ago. “We have asked them to plan the particular runway extension in a manner that it will not disturb the particular sanctity of the beach front. A portion of the beach could be used for operational reasons, but open public access must not be banned, ” said condition chief admin Jayant Kumar Banthia. He added “safe co-ordination involving traffic between Mumbai airport and Juhu” was one more concern discussed along with Agrawal.

Published by HT Syndication along with permission from Hindustan Situations.


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Mumbai, Aug. 2 — The local government ‘s intend to convert the particular Juhu aerodrome into a full-fledged airport may have to end up being aborted since the operational challenges revealed in the project ‘s blueprint could prove to be impossible.

The draft prepared by the particular Air terminals Authority of India (AAI) has been presented to the government a week ago.

Sources said the relocation of the runway would need demolition of many household buildings and portions involving at least two prominent hotels upon Juhu Tara Road . Also, though the catwalk will be constructed the same on the particular Mumbai airport ‘s primary airstrip to avoid traffic disruptions, it will be rendered pointless when the city airport switches operations to its secondary catwalk .

The secondary runway is frequently used for small periods for routine upkeep work on the main airstrip, or even during common emergencies like bird strikes. “It is just not feasible to turn off an airport that often, ” mentioned a Juhu airport official. The catwalk will also eat into the Juhu beach front.

These problems were probably the reason why authorities took the project off the prime minister’s list of fast-track infrastructure projects a few days ago.

“It has been taken off after authorities realised the gravity of the challenges, inch said an AAI official.

The buildings across the aerodrome pose a significant obstacle. “The structures will certainly fall in the flight path, and procedures would be unsafe unless of course their heights are adjusted, ” said one more AAI official.

The extended runway will even take up around 400 metres involving Juhu beach front. “It is a fantastic beach. Getting environment clearance would be a main challenge, ” mentioned a source. Residents’ community forums have already threatened to move the court contrary to the project.

Juhu aerodrome’s movie director VK Punyal did not comment on the particular project’s challenges.

Local government officials confirmed these issues were discussed inside a ending up in AAI chief VP Agrawal a particular amount of time (10 days) ago. “We have asked them to plan the particular runway extension in a manner that it will not disturb the particular sanctity of the beach front. A portion of the beach could be used for operational reasons, but open public access must not be banned, ” said condition chief admin Jayant Kumar Banthia. He added “safe co-ordination involving traffic between Mumbai airport and Juhu” was one more concern discussed along with Agrawal.

Published by HT Syndication along with permission from Hindustan Situations.

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