India’s overstretched airports

In some places, shanties are built perilously close to the edge of the airport’s main runway.

“Slums have encroached on 200 acres of airport land,” Mumbai airport director Sudhir Kumar told the BBC News website.

An attempt to demolish the slums earlier this year was hurriedly shelved after a political outcry, because the government had done little to rehabilitate the inhabitants.

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