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DGCA orders 70 Mumbai buildings to cut heights for flight path

  • Summary: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has ordered about 70 buildings in Mumbai surrounding Vile Parle, Santacruz and Ghatkopar to reduce their height within 60 days. This action has been initiated against obstacles in the flight path of aircraft that enter and leave the Mumbai airport.

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    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has ordered about 70 buildings in Mumbai surrounding Vile Parle, Santacruz and Ghatkopar to reduce their height within 60 days. This action has been initiated against obstacles in the flight path of aircraft that enter and leave the Mumbai airport. Most of the old buildings have copies of height clearance certificates issued by the then relevant authority (the government-controlled Airports Authority of India or AAI started giving no-objection certificates only in 1978). Most new buildings on the list have bigger portions to demolish as they are taller. The orders were issued on different dates in June and the deadlines would be in August. The old buildings have been ordered to reduce height by anywhere between 1 and 6 metres, the newer and taller ones by a lot more.  



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