Sunday, February 21, 2016

Jammu airport opened for night flights

Jammu: In a major relief to the passengers stranded in Jammu following suspension of trains due to Jat agitation, Indian Air Force opened the Jammu airport for civil air traffic in night from today to felicitate more flights as well as medical emergencies.
The decision was taken in view of ongoing Jat Quota agitation in Haryana, which resulted in cancellation of several trains between Jammu, Udhampur and Delhi and other towns.
Surface link and interstate bus service between various north India cities and Jammu/Katra has been hampered considerably resulting in severe hardships and constraints to passengers.
“This measure will ensure availability of airport for civil operators round the clock and also help the people to travel hassle free, said Lt Col Manish Mehta, defence spokesperson.
He added, “The Administration of Airport Authority of India and all other civil aviation agencies like DGCA and airline operating companies have been intimated by Indian Air Force through a ‘Notice to Airmen’ regarding the extended period of availability of Airport”. He added that this service shall continue till “complete normalcy returns.”
21/02/16 Yogesh Sagotra/Greater Kashmir
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