The Bombay High Court on Monday mentioned that it’ll hear in an expedited method a public curiosity litigation (PIL) difficult the construction of overground Metro 2B corridor (DN Nagar to Mankhurd), passing by means of Swami Vivekanand (SV) Road in the neighborhood of Juhu airport in Mumbai.
The plea said that the no objection certificates (NOC) given by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for construction of the Metro corridor didn’t think about the “potential menace” posed by the overground route passing by means of an airport’s imaginary “funnel” zone – the method path of a low-flying plane.
A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish S Kulkarni was listening to a PIL filed by Harit Desai, social employee and resident of Juhu, claiming that AAI, in 2017 had issued a NOC allowing construction of the corridor by means of the funnel zone in violation of Ministry of Civil Aviation (Height Restrictions for Safeguarding of Aircraft Operations) Rules, 2015.
Advocates Nishant Thakkar and Jasmin Amalsadvala, showing for the petitioner, mentioned that whereas the permissible prime elevation from imply sea stage in funnel space for touchdown and take off of flights at runway 8 and 26 of Juhu aerodrome was 3.89 m, MMRDA has been permitted to assemble the Metro corridor with an elevation of 4.034 m above imply sea stage.
“Since an essential public undertaking is concerned and the petitioners suggest to oppose it on the grounds urged in the petition, we expedite its listening to,” the bench famous.
Seeking affidavits in reply from respondent authorities inside every week and a rejoinder by the petitioner in 5 days thereafter, the HC posted additional listening to to October 4.