Dogs Hampers Flight Operations In Domestic Airports:Indigo Number Highest

[New Delhi] Dogs Hampers Flight Operations In Domestic Airports :Parliament Is Informed Today
As many as eight incidents of dogs straying in the runway and hampering flight operations have been reported from various domestic airports in the previous year,
In three out of the eight incidents the pilot had to reject the take off while in another the flights were told do a go-around, according to the Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma.
Budget carrier IndiGo reported the highest number of such incidents (4) while AirAsia India had two cases and Spicejet one incident,
The incident of a dog straying on the runway and forcing the pilot of a private shipping company to do a go-around was also reported during the period.
Sharma said that Government is taking all measures along with all functional agencies and State authorities to effectively check the menace.
An airport environment management committee has also been constituted under the chairmanship of district authorities at airports to handle environmental issues including dog menace effectively, he said.
It monitors and controls presence of unauthorised slums, eating places, abattoirs, garbage dumping areas, carcass and open sewage which attracts birds and wildlife, the Minister added.
At vulnerable airports, vehicular entry gate is modified with double gate systems to prevent possible entry of stray animals, he said adding security agencies (CISF, State Police) is also sensitised periodically to ensure prevention of stray animals entry