Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Now, you can fly with cabin bags from Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi: Travellers flying out of Srinagar, Jammu, and Leh airports can now carry a cabin bag with them like they do at other Indian airports after the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) amended an old rule that was in place for over two decades.

Kumar Rajesh Chandra, chief of BCAS, recently passed an order bringing the three airports in J&K on a par with other airports in terms of allowing cabin bags on outbound flights there.

“There was no ban as such on handbags at the three airports. The current requirement for handbags is that their length plus height plus width should not exceed 115 cm,” Chandra said.

While others Indian airports moved on with the new dimensions of 115 cm, J&K airports was stuck with the 100cm limit on cabin bags, which was the only reason for disallowing handbags for departing passengers.

“Now the limit in J&K is also 115 cm and handbags are allowed on departing flights there too,” Chandra said.

20/11/18 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India