Sunday, March 24, 2019

Construction of cargo terminal commences at Srinagar Airport

In a move that will help ease supply of goods to and from Kashmir, construction of a dedicated air cargo terminal at Srinagar Airport has kick-started recently.
The cargo terminal is being constructed in view of the great demand for supply of goods to and from Kashmir, Akash Deep Mathur, the director of Srinagar Airport told Greater Kashmir. 
“The general cargo terminal under Common User Domestic Cargo Terminal (CUDCT) is a project to be undertaken by Airports Authority of India. We have awarded the project to a contractor after proper tendering and the terminal building is expected to be ready in next 15 months,” Mathur said.
After land identification and demarking for the CUDCT was conducted last year at the Srinagar Airport, its construction has started now, he added. Construction of cargo terminal will also provide boost to exports of commodities and perishables from the valley.
“The general cargo terminal project is expected to be carried out at a cost of more than Rs 5 crore. We hope that the external factors are favourable for us to witness the completion of cargo terminal on time,” Mathur said.
24/03/19 Saqib Malik/Greater Kashmir

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