Mangaluru: Reports about 'landslide' at MIA false, all operations normal, says airport director

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Jun 5: Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) director V V Rao on Tuesday June 5 issued a statement dismissing reports of a ‘landslide at airport’ and ‘crack on runway’ news as mere rumours.

A few Kannada news channels ran news segments claiming that the retaining wall of the Mangalore Airport’s runway near Kolambe village had collapsed due to the heavy rains that lashed Mangaluru last week. The channels also claimed that the airport had not stopped operations, and was hence risking the life of passengers.

The channels went on to claim that in spite of the locals informing about the landslide to the airport authorities, the officials had not bothered to rectify the situation.

V V Rao (File Photo)

However, Mangaluru Airport director V V Rao issued a clarification stating, "It is clarified that all operations at Mangaluru International Airport are normal. Some wrong and vague information is being shown in media and TV regarding Mangaluru International Airport. Public are hereby requested not to give ear to this rumour."

When Daijiworld contacted V V Rao, he said, "We have conveyed it to all the local media that it is a fake news, all our operations are normal. Last week during severe rain our boundary wall had collapsed, which we have restored. We don't know why certain vested interests are spreading such rumours."


Comment on this article


    Wed, Jun 6 2018

    News Channels, News, Media need some hot hot news to get their TRP. So this is a classic example for that. How irresponsible can be the media which are supposed to be responsible media. !! With due respect to all media, kindly be sure and more sure about authentication of news before publishing them either on TV or even in print media.

    May be Airport Authority can take legal actions against false news mongers, so that it does not repeat in future.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Wed, Jun 6 2018

    Media need to be careful in broadcasting these sensitive issues only after verification of authenticity.

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  • Krishna, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 6 2018

    Have Airport authorities taken action to get it repaired?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 6 2018

    Mangalore International Airport too is not spared by FEKU's ...

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  • Allan Dcosta, Kinnigoli / AbuDhabi

    Wed, Jun 6 2018

    Why can't the Mangalore Airport file a defamation notice to these so called super intelligent news channels???

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  • Prabhakar Mendon, Katapadi/Dubai

    Tue, Jun 5 2018

    From Top to Bottom all Fekugiri..

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    Tue, Jun 5 2018

    Another classic example is MIA of our efficient Engineers !! we dont know who approves it and who plans it and who execute it ! even if its false news but truth is the place selected for INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT is absolutely insane person can do that ! there are places around mangalore absolutely suitable for a International airport but no since SARKARI BABUs working on it and approves it he will plan for the next generation to earn from that project as it will go another 100000 years to finish it

    Might be thinking they are constructing a national highway which Airindia express fly since its a White elephant of india with the mercy of poor tax payer

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  • Langoolacharya, Belman / Washington,DC

    Tue, Jun 5 2018

    There are too many channels in Mangalore....if there is no news...create some fake sensational news...
    " Bele Dantina A****'s...


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