Aero India 2023 will have first-string civic amenities apart from aircraft and airshow displays.
Story so far: In the run-up to the biennial aviation exhibition scheduled for February 13, the Palike has floated tenders for improving the water supply of tankers, building temporary toilets, auto tipper compactors, garbage bins, and installing signboards. The last date to apply is January 31.
- Engineers estimate the cost of providing solid waste management, temporary toilets, drinking water, public parking and advance parking for Aero India to be ₹1.40 crore.
- The installation plan includes 500 4’x 4’ portable toilets, PVC piping for water connections and drainage, western style commode, flush tank, faucet, 25-metre high overhead water tankers, 36 auto tippers, 6 compactors, 150 green and blue garbage bins, and 200 signboards, non-exhaustively.
The signboard sitch: Earlier this month, the Karnataka HC permitted BBMP to let Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) set up a signboard extravaganza to publicise the international aviation event.
- The court was hearing a PIL regarding the Palike’s failure to rid the city of illegal hoardings.
- Regarding this, the court had directed BBMP to submit a compliance report in three weeks about its measures to sponge out unauthorised advertisements, hoardings, and political display boards.