AAI to give NoC for construction around airportby Sakthi Aviation Consultancy Services NOC from Airports Authority of India for Height Approval depends on condition that structure’s height is below 150 metre and they do not obstruct flight path
The residents constructing houses and commercial establishments around Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport heaved a sigh of relief as the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has introduced online no objection certificate application system (NOCAS) for the height clearance of structures here.
The AAI introduced online NOCAS version 2.0 for height clearance of 150 metre for buildings around the international airports to achieve the objective of flight safety. It means that the approval for structures under 150 metre can be granted depending that these may not infringe flight path at any cost, but not beyond that.
So far this facility has been offered at the 12 international airports in the country. These airports include Amritsar, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkatta, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Bangaluru, Nagpur and Chennai.
In order to run the new mechanism efficiently colour coded zoning maps have been drawn for the 150 metre high structures, including residential, towers, shopping malls, hotels and others. Such buildings can be easily raised, after getting approval from the authorities concerned.
Earlier, citizens had to submit their building plans for even normal residential buildings to officials at the AAI at the airport, who used to forward these to the head office in Delhi for approval. After studying the longitude, latitude, elevation and other factors of the site, approval was granted to the applicant for construction.
Airport director Venkateshwar Rao said, “Main objectives of the NOCAS are that the approaching path of the airport is not blocked in any way, besides giving a go ahead to applicants in a quick and transparent manner.”
He said, “As per the Aircraft Act 1934, the NoC should be taken from the AAI before any construction in the 20 km area around the aerodrome. Each individual have to submit the elevation, building plan and other relevant documents to officials.”
“Owners of small residential buildings can generate no objection certificate (NoC) immediately, which will help in saving their time and energy,” he added.
He said the flight safety and security could not be compromised at any cost. The new system was developed after taking safety and security into consideration, besides ensuring progress towards economic development.
“Unnecessary human interface leads to delay. It has to be replaced electronically and made online as quickly as possible,” added Rao.
The AAI has been entrusted the responsibility of issuance of NoC for height clearance for structures around the airports to achieve the objective of flight safety. The NOCAS version 2.0 has been developed by the AAI in collaboration with the NIIT to make it more automated, robust and user friendly.
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