Airlines are to be fined with the sum of Rs 50,000 on drawing human excreta during flight, the green panel ordered on Tuesday. These instructions are issued by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) – Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Swatanter Kumar, the chairman of NGT passed a notification with directions to be followed by airlines after a plea of a retired Army Officer Lt Gen (Retd) Satwant Singh Dahiya who complained that the terrace of his house is being spattered with excreta falling from the airplanes repeatedly.
The notification also stated that all the air crafts are liable to be inspected surprisingly to check whether they follow the instructions or not. If any airplane is found to be violating the terms and conditions of the issue circulated them they will be fined with the Rs 50,000 as an environment compensation.
The authority said, this act of airlines are violating the terms of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ and are endangering the health of the residents. In his plea, Dahiya stated “For over a week now, we found that walls and floors of our terrace are splattered with large patches of excreta dumped by aircraft flying in front of Palam airport at night. The last time it happened early in October, we had to spend Rs 50,000 to get the exterior painted.”
After reviewing his plea DGCA took the action of issuing the notification and also asked the tribunal to set up a helpline so that the complaints similar to it can be addressed and this number and email address be made public.