Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday sought
reply from Principal Secretary of the aviation ministry on the
menace caused by meat shops and slaughter houses in the
vicinity of Mumbai International Airport.
The court was hearing a PIL filed by one Datta Mane
alleging the shops selling meat and chicken attract birds,
which sometimes result in aircraft being hit by them.
Division bench of Justices J N Patel and S C
Dharmadhikari asked the Union aviation secretary as well as
Maharashtra chief secretary and Commissioner of Mumbai
Municipal Corporation to file replies by June 30.
According to the petitioner, the information obtained
under Right To Information Act reveals that there are over 200
shops selling meat or chicken within 10 km radius of the
The waste generated by these shops ends up in open
garbage dumps and attracts birds, the PIL said.
The slaughter house at Deonar too falls within this
area, it said, adding that as per the Development Control
rules, slaughter house or meat shop is not permissible near an