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Chennai airport authority ropes in nomads to shoo swarming pigeons away

Chennai airport authorities have roped in gypsies to shoo the birds away from the airport premises away.

india Updated: Jun 01, 2016 19:22 IST
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Chennai airport authorities have roped in gypsies to shoo the birds away from the airport premises away.
Chennai airport authorities have roped in gypsies to shoo the birds away from the airport premises away.(File photo)

Chennai airport authority have roped in a nomadic community to shoo away a number of pigeons swarming the premises for the last three days.

Efforts by the airport personnel to shoo them away have failed as the birds come back again and again, giving anxious moments to the authorities.

As many birds were spotted around the runway on Wednesday, authorities requisitioned the services of Narikorava community, who are well versed in shooing them away using traditional techniques, police said.

The gypsies were on the job to shoo the birds away, they added.

As part of the State Safety Programme, preventing wildlife (bird or animal) strikes to aircraft was identified by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) as one of the most important safety priorities.