The letter dispatched by Aaditya Thackeray reads:
‘I write to you to request you to take a necessary step to control pollution in our cities, and country at large. If we take the following steps as mandatory for every person, carrier, vehicle, in the area of the airport in our country, I believe we may be successful in tackling pollution to a certain extent.
- Make it compulsory for all buses and as many cars as possible, operating on airport land for passenger and goods to be powered by fully electric mobility. The existing ones can be retro fitted to convert them to electric buses.
- Airports have large open areas where plantation is prohibited. Thus, solar panels can be placed and all these electric buses/vehicles can be powered by clean and renewable energy.
- Ensure that airports have proper waste segregation and disposal facilities, including sewage treatment plants and in-situ composting for all organic waste generated at civil airports.
- Impose a ban on single use disposable plastic within airport premises.
- Large airports, in areas of rainfall, can also be made rain water friendly by taking a step towards rain water harvesting at the periphery.
I was delighted to get a reply on my suggestions to Suresh Prabhu ji, Cabinet Minister for Civil Aviation, on controlling pollution at airports across India. If this truly happens, we’d be a much better environment. Each little step is a giant leap to protect 🌏@UNEnvironment pic.twitter.com/UGjzx0HuEO
— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) May 31, 2018