Over 40 residential buildings located near the Surat airport runway will now be under the radar of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The high-rise buildings found to be posing a threat to the aircraft approach area after the resurvey, ordered in 2018, have been slammed notices by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to dismantle the excess floors as per the report on their own.
In June last year, the AAI along with Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) had ordered a final joint resurvey to be done of the illegal buildings that fall in the air funnel area. Air funnel area is the controlled airspace around an airport where high rise buildings are banned for the safety of the aircrafts.
While a total of 30 buildings were resurveyed in first phase, 18 were resurveyed in second phase of which only few were clear. Read more