Sunday, June 16, 2019

Govt announces full-fledged airport for commercial flights in Kargil

Kargil Airport will be developed into a full-fledged airport for commercial flight operations, Jammu and Kashmir Government said on Saturday.
According to an official spokesperson, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam Saturday held a meeting in New Delhi with Union Secretary, Civil Aviation and other Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials including Member Planning, AAI for development of existing Kargil Airport for full operation of commercial flights including Boeing, Airbus, etc.
To finalize the requirements of additional land and other technicalities, it has been decided that a team of AAI officials will visit Kargil on Thursday, June 20. Subsequently, a Technical team of the AAI will visit Kargil from June 27 for 15 days to finalize all technical parameters.
The MoU with AAI is expected to be signed by July, 15, the spokesperson said. The foundation stone for the extension of the runway is expected to be laid by the end of August, which will kick start commencement of other works.
16/06/19 Greater Kashmir
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