Tuesday, March 31, 2020

4100 kg emergency supplies airlifted to Srinagar in 1 week

Even as routine commercial passenger flight operations remain suspended for last one week as a precautionary measure against covid-19, as many as 4100 kilograms of ‘emergency supplies’ through special flights have arrived at the Srinagar Airport during this time.

The supplies mostly comprising sterilising equipment being used by Srinagar Municipal Corporation have been airlifted in Indian Air Force aircrafts and facilitated by Airports Authority of India (AAI) Cargo Logistics and Allied Services, AAI officials said.
“AAICLAS which is an AAI subsidiary has been managing the domestic cargo terminals to ensure smooth movement of these goods,” said an AAI official.

The official said on March 26, the cargo team of AAI at Surat Airport sent emergency inventory of 4100 kilograms to Srinagar Municipal Corporation to fight Covid-19. “The crucial cargo airlift for SMC carried 150 boxes of sterilizing sprayer equipment and 3000 litres of quaternary ammonium compound chemicals required by Srinagar Municipal Corporation to utilise in sterilization exercise in view of Covid-19,” the official said.

Director Srinagar Airport, Santosh Dhoke said the AAI has asked some of its field staff to report on duty in order to ensure that important cargo supplies reach the Valley.
31/03/20 Saqib Malik/Greater Kashmir
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