Friday, December 08, 2017

Government exploring international connectivity for Srinagar airport, new airport at Jammu

Srinagar: Srinagar Airport will soon have night landing facility, Civil Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha said here today and batted for connecting the Valley directly to international destinations like Kuala Lumpur and Dubai.

"My endeavour will be to have international flights in Srinagar by the time tourist season starts in May-June," the minister told reporters while replying to queries.

The minister, who was speaking at the day-long Ideas Summit 2017 of entrepreneurs, announced that the ministry is exploring the possibility of a new airport in Jammu region, preferably in Katra so that Vaishno Devi pilgrims are also benefited.

On Srinagar airport, he said most of the arrangements for night landing at the airport here have been completed.

"We are going to be working very hard to get night landing done in Srinagar as soon as possible. We are going to build approach lights so that landing takes place in night and they also help in safer landing even in low visibility.
07/12/17 Economic Times