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Wildlife Hazard Management at CSI Airport, Mumbai

Posted by Vijaydatta Vishnu Gaonkar on August 23, 2018

 
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Safety & Bird Hazard Management/Control

at Mumbai Airport

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport provides an ideal grassland habitat for many bird species. A number of bird species are attracted to the airport to feed, perch, roost and breed; this includes birds of prey, scavengers, & the ones that feed on insects and plant material. The airport is also surrounded by slums where, many meat shops, slaughtering of animals is done and waste and garbage disposal system is not done properly and also their big open nallahs provide an attractive environment for birds.

 

WHAT IS BIRD STRIKE?

Bird strike is the term used to describe the collision of an aircraft with a bird. Collisions involving other animals are also recorded as animal strikes. All suspected or confirmed strikes are reported to Director General of Civil Aviation.

 

PREDOMINANT BIRD SPECIES

Species most commonly involved in the bird strike incidents at Mumbai International Airport include Pariah Kite, Pigeons, Egrets, Owls, Myna, Red-Wattled Lapwing, Crows and Bats. Species such as, Sandpiper, Black Eagle, Indian Pond Heron are also regularly observed at the airport but rarely struck by aircraft.

 

Different species of birds occupy and utilize different sectors of the environment and therefore, pose different risks to aircraft. For example, birds that hover above the ground searching for prey (eg Pariah Kite, Eagle) pose a risk to aircraft during landing or take off. Bird species, such as Egrets, Crows & Pigeons form flocks which create the risk of multiple bird strikes. Other species, such as pigeons, sparrows feed on the ground around taxiways and may be struck by taxiing aircraft. As a result each species needs to be managed differently.

 

IMPACT OF BIRD STRIKES

The primary risk associated with bird strike is the hazard posed to aviation safety. Bird strikes can cause significant damage to aircraft, aircraft   crashes and potentially the loss of human life. Colliding with a bird can cause millions of dollars damage to aircraft engines and turbines as well as contributing to airline costs due to grounding of aircraft for repair. It is also important to note the loss of the birds life as a result of a strike.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LIMITED

MIAL, as the airport operator, is responsible for and committed to ensuring passenger safety. Under the International Civil Aviation Safety Regulations and Director General of Civil Aviation the airport is required to reduce the risks associated with the bird strike.

 

WHAT IS DONE TO REDUCE THE RISK OF BIRD STRIKE?

MIAL has put in place management strategies to ensure airport operations are conducted safely. A Wildlife Hazard Management Policy has been developed and implemented at Mumbai Airport which puts in place measures to reduce hazards associated with all wildlife. The most important objective is to maintain the grassland habitat around the runway in such a way so that birds are not encouraged to feed in areas close to the runways and taxiways. For example, the grass is mowed regularly to a height (30-20 cms) that discourages birds that feed on bulbs and worms; weeds that are known food source for birds are minimized; and drains are kept clear of refuse which could attract birds.

 

Certain tree and shrub species used in landscaping may also potentially attract more birds to the vicinity of the airport. Therefore, the Environment Department of MIAL advises and approves the landscaping plans for new developments at Mumbai Airport. MIAL has even produced Landscaping Guidelines that provide a preferred plant list to tenants and developers alike.

 

The Wildlife Officers employed by MIAL also have an important role in bird management and a three tier approach of  – 1) Precaution  2) Prevention and 3) Remedial action is adopted. If birds are posing a risk to aircraft and passenger safety, bird scarers deployed alongside the runway length use scare methods by exploding fire crackers in an attempt to disperse the flock and clear the birds away from the runways and taxiways. Wildlife Officers also take their vehicles with bird scaring guns and cartridges which are used to disperse the flock. These cartridges produce a loud bang when fired which can help scare birds away from the immediate area. MIAL has also placed Sound Devices (Super Pro Amp), which make loud explosive sounds at limited intervals, to scare birds in the vicinity of runway.

 

Airfield Environment Management Committee meeting, chaired by State Environment Secretary  held at airport and attended by MCGM, MIAL, Airlines, DGCA, Forest and NGO’s. Wildlife Hazard section also conducting monthly joint inspection with BMC officials of all wards adjacent to CSI Airport.

 

                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

Photography

Get best Photography services in Amritsar

Posted by Deep Dhiman on August 21, 2018

 
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Destination Wedding in Udaipur

Posted by Neeraj Kamra on August 21, 2018

 
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Weddings by Neeraj Kamra is one of the Best Wedding Planners and Event Management Company in Udaipur. The company was founded by Mr. Neeraj Kamra to offer professional wedding planning and event management solutions.

 

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Bio-Diversity

Shami/Shammi trees in NCR area

Posted by Susan Sharma on August 16, 2018

 
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The Delhi NCR area has an abundance of Keekar trees (Prosopis juliflora).  Fast growing tree it is, but the resin of the tree does not encourage other vegetatation around it.  Delhi seed bank and BNHS (Bombay Natural History Society) are undertaking a project to encourage Shami/Shammi (Khejri) or Prosopis cineria in the NCR area. 

"Shami Tree" festival was organized by the CEC, BNHS in Delhi on 29th July, 2018.  A tree plantation drive was also organized for ardent nature lovers who want to see Delhi turn into a green capital. It was a privilege to attend the festival.

This plantation drive was named as Shami tree festival to give importance to the Khejri tree (Prosopis cineria) also called as Shammi tree. 

Referred to as the golden tree of Indian deserts, the Khejri tree (Prosopis cineria) also called as Shami/Shammi tree, plays a vital role in preserving the ecosystem of arid and semi-arid areas. People down the ages have held this tree as sacred. In June, 1661, two women of Bishnoi community from Jodhpur district laid down their lives in protest against the cutting of khejri trees. Again in July, 1787, more than 300 people, including women and children, sacrificed their lives to save khejri trees from the King of Jodhpur.

The Wonder tree holds religious, cultural and medicinal significance.

Khejri tree provides shelter and protection to animals and birds in desert areas. This tree is home to many large birds like kites, hawks and vultures.Many Rajasthani families use the green and unripe pods (known as sangri) in preparation of curries and pickles. The importance of the medicinal value of shami tree has been highlighted in our ancient literature.

See a video we made on the Shami festival on 29th July, 2018


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Events

How much does a weddings at JW Marriott, Jaipur Cost?

Posted by Neeraj Kamra on August 08, 2018

 
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Jaipur has been the centerpiece for destination weddings in Rajasthan and across India. Weddings by Neeraj Kamra, an apex destination wedding planner in Jaipur can perfectly build beautiful wedding sets for a memorable wedding ceremony. Known for luxury and royalty, Jaipur offers a number of royal wedding venues such as Raj Palace, Jal Mahal Palace, Rambagh Palace, Alsisar Haveli or Mandawa Haveli for every budget. An experienced royal wedding planner in Jaipur such as weddings by Neeraj Kamra can also arrange for a lavish wedding at an offbeat location outside the city, such as Samode Palace that offers a heritage feel amidst romantic ambience for a wedding.

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Weddings at JW Marriott, JAIPUR

Experience a winning combination of traditional luxury and modern convenience of the weddings at JW Marriott Jaipur Hotel. Entrenched in the cultural legacy of India's Pink City, our hotel welcomes guests with refined elegance, contemporary amenities, and a prime location near Jaipur International Airport. 

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Contact:  http://www.weddingsbyneerajkamra.com/

+91-9928544555 | +91-91166 60016

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Koyna Chandoli Corridor- Tree plantation

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Further to my earlier post and Ms.Susan Sharma's reply, I'm so glad that age is not going to be a limiting factor for me to join this program. 
I will check my Diwali Break dates for school and apply ASAP.Thank you.

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