Palam Vihar fights noisy aircraft
The residents of Palam Vihar have approached the Airport Authority of India (AAI), Air Space & Traffic Management, DGCA and Aerodrome Standards, Administration, Ministry of Civil Aviation to express their her concern over aircraft flying over this locality from the new runway of the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
They have appealed to the authorities to reconsider the decision to fly the aircraft above Palam Vihar area.
Palam Vihar and HUDA Sector 21, 22, 23 and 23A are thickly populated localities with about 50,000 residents.
“The problem began about a year ago after a new runway, the third at the airport, started functioning at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. I have urged the AAI to immediately consider changing the flight path. The aircraft, before gaining altitude, are already over our houses creating severe noise pollution and vibration,” said Ravi Wahi, the president of Palam Vihar Residents’ Welfare Association, Sector 3.
Wahi said that noise pollution and vibration caused by the low-flying aircraft, was having a negative impact on the health and well being of the inhabitants. About two flights take-off from the airport per minute, and these airplanes cause extremely high levels of noise. These low-flying aircrafts add to the noise and misery caused by the trains.
This change in the flight path of the aircrafts took place a few months previously, and since then the situation of the residents of blocks C-1 and C-2 has gone from bad to worse.