India’s aviation regulatory physique, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) imposed a superb of INR 20 lakh on Kolkata‘s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBIA) for violating security norms by neglecting runway upkeep.
“After the regulator started safety auditing for airports a few months back, the audit report found that NSCBIA has committed serious safety norms violations, especially on the runway maintenance work. It has been decided to impose a fine of INR 20 lakh,” a senior official from DGCA confirmed to ANI.
The DGCA’s audit report steered that the Kolkata airport has been negligent within the upkeep of the runway as per the mandated security requirement. The regulatory has issued a show-cause discover to the airport in case of significant violation of safety guidelines on the airport.
“According to the audit report, the maintenance of the runway at Kolkata airport was not done as per the guidelines, the lights on the runway were not fixed properly and Foreign Object Debris (FOB) was reported on the runway, which could have been a part of an aircraft’s safety during landing and takeoff was a concern,” DGCA official advised ANI.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) didn’t touch upon ANI’s queries concerning the DGCA motion, however AAI sources advised that, “An internal committee has been constituted to look into the said incident.”