Mumbai: While the fate of a controversial study report by certain Airports Authority of India (AAI) officials " recommending shutting down a runway at Juhu aerodrome " rests with the Government of India, MiD DAY has learnt that certain developers attempted to use the information to gain additional height for their proposed projects in the upscale neighbourhood.
MiD DAY had reported on Tuesday about the aviation safety department of AAI stating in an official correspondence that two officials " JMS Negi (now retired, but working as a consultant for special projects) and VK Dutta " have blatantly lied in their report to the appellate committee of aviation ministry.
The aviation safety wing forwarded its findings to the BMC, saying, A copy of this is also being sent to the municipal commissioner of BMC, Shri Subodh Kumar with a request that he take necessary action, by giving wide publicity to this issue and warn builders/developers about the illegalities and irregularities in the Juhu IHS report.
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02:36 PM, May 16, 2012