By SOUMYADIP MULLICK, thestatesman.com
With the Airports Authority of India (AAI) today announcing its vision for adopting clean energy at all its airports by installing more solar plants and introducing E-Vehicles, the Kolkata airport is expecting induction of more electric vehicles for ground handling aircraft operations at the airport by next financial year.
The AAI today signed a MoU with NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd (NVVN) for setting up solar plants and adoption of E-vehicles at all AAI airports. The MoU was signed in the presence of AAI chairman, Arvind Singh. An AAI official said the initiative is intended towards reduction of carbon emissions at the airport and making it “carbon neutral” to reduce adverse impacts on ecosystem.