IIT experts to help cut noise near Delhi Airport
Appearing for the civil aviation ministry, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) A.S. Chandhiok told the division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna that the government has sought suggestions from IIT experts to check noise arising from planes, specially at night.
The court asked the government to file a detailed affidavit by Nov 9.
Hearing a plea filed by residents of Vasant Kunj and adjoining areas, seeking a ban on night flying on the newly-opened third runway as it disturbs their sleep, the bench March 30 saw a powerpoint presentation by all the stakeholders on the issue, including the NGO, Chetna, that filed the petition.
The in-camera presentation was an attempt by the residents to apprise the court about the high decibel levels in their colonies due to the aircraft, even as the Airports Authority of India and the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) showcased steps taken by them to reduce noise.