Milind Deora writes to aviation minister over lax safety protocols at Mumbai airport

Shiv Sena Member of Parliament Milind Deora has written to Civil Aviation Minister Ram Mohan Naidu, urging for enhanced safety protocols at Mumbai airport and a comprehensive inquiry into a recent incident involving an IndiGo aircraft landing while an Air India flight was simultaneously taking off on the same runway.

According to a Hindustan Times news report, in his letter to Naidu, Deora emphasised the severity of the situation, stating, “This incident, considering the airport’s current handling of over 1,000 flights daily, highlights the critical risks associated with runway congestion and poses a severe threat to passenger safety.”

The MP called for immediate attention and action to prevent the recurrence of such dangerous lapses. He requested an exhaustive investigation into the incident to identify the underlying causes and any procedural or systemic failures that contributed to the near-miss, added the news report

Milind Deora writes to aviation mi

Deora also called for a review and reinforcement of existing safety protocols to mitigate risks associated with runway congestion and ensure robust mechanisms are in place to prevent similar incidents in the future. Additionally, he urged for a thorough assessment of the airport’s infrastructure and the exploration of viable options for capacity expansion to manage the high volume of air traffic more safely and efficiently. Following the incident, the Air Traffic Control (ATC) has already dismissed one of its officers.

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