PMC will increase rubbish checks at airports.

Pune Municipal Corporation will intensify inspections around Pune airport to look for garbage dumping and accumulation . This came after two bird-related incidents involving aircraft occurred in the region on Sunday .

Pune: In an effort to minimize bird-related incidents involving aircraft, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will intensify inspections around Pune airport to look for garbage dumping and accumulation.PMC's solid waste management division, Asha Raut, said the airport's area will be subject to a rigorous inspection soon.We have given our staff instructions to take rounds of the area and look for any garbage accumulation and dispose of it immediately, so as not to attract birds, she said.The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued an advice to all airports on how to avoid bird-hit incidents during the monsoon season.

The recommendation recommends grass trimming, spraying insecticides, periodic runway inspection, regular garbage disposal, and avoiding water buildup in open drains.Airports are also urged to work with local authorities to limit wildlife attraction, according to the circular.The Indian Air Force (IAF) controls Pune's airport runway, which takes measures to minimize bird strikes.The airport environment control committee is in charge of the same.

Santosh Dhoke, Pune's airport manager, didn't respond to concerns about the issue.