New NOC system for constructions around airports launched

New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday launched a new online regulatory clearance system to process no objection certificate (NOC) applications for development of structures around airports.

The “NOC Application System” (NOCAS) version 2.0 which has been developed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) was inaugurated by Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju during a function held here.

According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the new NOCAS is an automated online system for granting of NOC for height clearance of structures being developed around airports.

Speaking on the occasion the Civil Aviation Minister Raju said that flight safety and security cannot be compromised at any cost, while calling for creation of new regulatory systems that do not hinders economic development.

At the same event, Civil Aviation Secretary R.N. Choubey elaborated that the new system will go a long way in ensuring ease of doing business.

Choubey said the ministry has given the go-ahead for the development of four greenfield airports of which three are located in Andhra Pradesh and one in Gujarat.

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