Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022 | Last Update : 05:28 AM IST

  Metros   Delhi  25 Nov 2017  Green panel orders cutting down noise level at airports

Green panel orders cutting down noise level at airports

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Nov 25, 2017, 1:21 am IST
Updated : Nov 25, 2017, 1:21 am IST

The NGT’s judgement came on a batch of pleas filed by residents of Vasant Kunj.

National Green Tribunal. (Photo: PTI)
 National Green Tribunal. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: In a series of steps to curb noise pollution at the IGI airport here, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday directed the Union civil aviation ministry to ensure ‘judgement based’ use of reverse thrust by aircraft, building of sound barriers and erection of a green belt around the airport’s boundary wall.

Thrust reversal, also called reverse thrust, is temporary diversion of an aircraft engine’s exhaust so that it is directed forward, rather than backwards, in order to reduce speed and noise.

A bench headed by NGT chairperson justice Swatanter Kumar passed a slew of directions to minimise the noise generated during take-offs and landings of aircraft.

“The respondents may issue an advisory to all airlines whose planes land at the IGI and domestic airport for ‘judgement based’ use of reverse thrust in view of weather, length of runway, wind and other circumstances to reduce the noise pollution level, particularly at the time of landing of aircraft,” it ordered.

The NGT’s judgement came on a batch of pleas filed by residents of Vasant Kunj, Bijwasan and Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, a super-specialty hospitaltion.

Tags: national green tribunal (ngt), igi airport, noise pollution