Night landing at Srinagar airport be possible soon


SRINAGAR: The Srinagar airport would soon be having night landing facility for which all preparations are being done by concerned agencies. This was disclosed in a high level meet held here today with chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti in chair.
The introduction of the facility would give a big push to the tourism sector in particular besides further improving the connectivity with other areas of the country and would also help in improving the economy of the State as well.
The meeting was informed that the directorate general of civil aviation has granted necessary permission for operating night flights and the necessary infrastructural upgradation in this regard is being done by the airport authority of India and other state agencies.
The chief minister directed completion of all these upgradations within a month’s time so that the facility is thrown open in view of the tourist season in the Kashmir Valley. She directed immediate release of Rs. 3.86 crore for meeting the expenses of raising ancillary infrastructural facilities for night hours at the airport for the convenience of travellers and the staff.
The chief minister also reviewed the pace of work on the expansion of Jammu Airport and directed early start of works on the expansion of the runway for which the tenders have been already floated.
She directed the divisional commissioner, Jammu and Jammu Airport authorities to flesh out the formalities of exchange of land with Army authorities to start the work on runway expansion at the earliest.