Tuesday, May 15, 2018

DGCA has granted permission to operate night flights at Srinagar airport

Srinagar: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has granted permission for operating night flights to and from the Srinagar airport, for which the necessary infrastructural upgradation is being done by the Airport Authority of India (AAI), a spokesman of the Jammu and Kashmir government said here today.

"The Srinagar airport will soon have night-landing facility, for which all preparations are being done by the agencies concerned," he said, after a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

The DGCA had granted permission for operating night flights and the necessary infrastructural upgradation in this regard was being done by the AAI and state agencies, the spokesman said.

He added that night flights would give a big push to tourism in the state, besides improving its connectivity with other parts of the country, and also help improve its economy.

The chief minister directed the completion of the infrastructural upgradation within a month, so that the facility was thrown open before the tourist season in the Kashmir Valley.

She also directed the immediate release of Rs 3.86 crore for meeting the expenses of raising the ancillary infrastructural facilities for night hours at the airport.
14/05/18 New Indian Express

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