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Srinagar Airport to witness round o’clock flights.

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          SRINAGAR: Additional Commissioner Kashmir today held convened a meeting to review the modalities for starting round the clock flights from Srinagar International Airport.

          Deputy Commissioner Budgam, SSP Budgam, Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Officers from Commissioner Civil Aviation J&K, Air Force, Airport Authority of India, SSP Anti Hijack Srinagar Airport, Deputy Director Planning, Station Managers of Airline operators and other concerned officials were present in the meeting.  

          The meeting discussed operational feasibility and infra requirements to start operations of 24X7 flights like high mast lights for funnel area, approach lights, Surveillance, watch towers at strategic locations, adequate lighting for proper visual profiling of vehicles and passengers from entry gate, illuminating signboards from Humhama and terminal building, adequate security, land acquisition and other issues.

 It was given out that the Airport Authority of India and Indian Air Force have already given its nod for operation of 24×7 flights from the Srinagar Airport. However, the clearance from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), a regulatory body for civil aviation, is must for all airlines to start 24×7 flight operations.

          The meeting was told that all Private airlines operating from and to Srinagar are ready to start the round the clock operations.

          On the occasion, Additional Commissioner Kashmir stressed on the need of maintaining close coordination among various Government agencies so that the 24×7 operations can be started soon from Srinagar International Airport.

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