India's civil aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has ordered to reduce the height of 70 tall buildings that come in the flight path of aircrafts that enter and leave the Mumbai airport.
The DGCA order to reduce the heights of buildings is the biggest action against obstacles in the flight path. A notice issued by DGCA in June this year revealed that such obstacles are not just new buildings but they also include some 50-year old two-storey one.
However, most old buildings have the NoCs for heights issued by the then relevant authority. Government controlled Airports Authority of India started giving such certificates only in 1978.
The old buildings have been told to reduce the height by 1 to 6 meters while the new taller ones have to cut short a bigger portion.
The order of the DGCA came after the Bombay high court asked it to submit a list of the obstacles in the flight path of aircrafts. The orders were issued in June and the deadline of would be in august.