Crime & Safety

DGCA wants new study on runway safety

The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to appoint an independent agency to evaluate the structural safety of the new secondary runway bridge built across Adyar river in Chennai.

DGCA director Arun Mishra said the decision was taken following media reports and complaints on the structural safety of the bridge. On April 23, TOI reported about some cracks and water seepage on some pillars of the bridge. “We have asked AAI to go for an independent study on the structural safety. Following media reports, we sought the AAI’s explanation. They have explained the reasons for the water seepage and cracks, but we have suggested an independent study by a team comprising experts from IITs,” Mishra said, assuring that the study will be transparent and will not be influenced by AAI or the private consortium that built the bridge.

Full report here Times of India


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