GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  CIVIL AVIATION
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1716
ANSWERED ON   20.12.2018
Flood Prone Airport
1716 . Adhikari Shri Sisir Kumar
Will the Minister of CIVIL AVIATION be pleased to state:-
(a) whether it is a fact that some airports in the country are low lying and flood prone;

(b) if so, whether it is also a fact that due to technically operational crisis the Government faces huge loss of emergency services as well as economic loss;

(c ) whether Navi Mumbai International Airport is one of the faulty airport which is under construction; and

(d) if so, the plan and guidelines of National Disaster Management Authority to tackle and overcome the problems and correction of risks therein?
ANSWER
The Minister of State in the Ministry of CIVIL AVIATION
(Shri Jayant Sinha)

(a): Most of the airports/airstrips in India were constructed prior to Independence especially during the World War-II period. The airports are initially constructed / developed on the land provided by the concerned State Governments, with carefully designed drainage systems. However, due to growth of habitation around the airports and the unprecedented rains, some airports face drainage problems at times. ;

(b): Yes, Madam. Due to drainage problem, operations at the airports are sometimes hampered.;

(c) & (d) : The Navi Mumbai airport is being developed by CIDCO, Government of Maharashtra. No such issue has come to the notice of this Ministry. ;

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