CHENNAI: A number of pigeons are swarming the Chennai airport premises for the last three days. Authorities were forced to hire a nomadic community to shoo them away.
Efforts by the airport personnel to shoo them away have failed; as the birds come back again and again, giving anxious moments to the authorities.
Many birds were spotted around the runway today, authorities requisitioned the services of Narikorava community, who are well versed in shooing them away using traditional techniques.
The gypsies were on the job to shoo the birds away, and have been very successful.
As part of the State Safety Programme, preventing wildlife (bird/animal) strikes to aircraft was identified by Directorate General of Civil Aviation as one of the most important safety priorities.
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