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Republic Day: IAF appeals Delhiites to keep surroundings clean

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First published: January 20, 2014, 6:58 PM IST | Updated: January 20, 2014
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Republic Day: IAF appeals Delhiites to keep surroundings clean
The vulnerable areas that come in the route include Palam, Najafgarh drains, Tihar Jail, War Cemetery and areas adjoin Rashtrapati Bhavan.

New Delhi: In view of the flypast rehearsals and the associated flight safety concerns posed by birds in the run up to Republic Day celebrations, the Indian Air Force has appealed to the citizens of Delhi and the neighbouring states to keep their areas clean.

The IAF has urged people to avoid throwing eatables, garbage, dead animals or carcasses in the open in all the days leading up to January 26.

The IAF has also requested people to alert the nearest Air Force Unit or Police Station and report instances of carcasses found in the open.

The vulnerable areas that come in the route include Palam, Najafgarh drains, Tihar Jail, War Cemetery and areas adjoin Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Birds pose a serious threat to aircraft flying at low levels. Eatables thrown in the open attract birds and hence invite accidents while flypast.

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