Div Com reviews modalities for timely start
SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, Friday said that the efforts are underway for operationalisation of night-landing facilities at Srinagar Airport and all the requisite requirements will be met soon in this regard.
The Airports Authority of India has procured the night-landing equipment and presently installation work is under progress which will be completed up to July 27, Khan was informed at a meeting to reviewing the modalities to start night-landing.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has granted necessary permission for operating night flights, and the state government had already released Rs 3.86 crore for meeting the expenses of raising ancillary infrastructural facilities for night hours at the Airport for the convenience of travellers and the staff, an official spokesman said.
Threadbare discussions were held regarding operational feasibility like high mast lights for funnel area, approach lights, surveillance, watch towers at strategic locations, proper lighting for proper visual profiling of vehicles, additional X-ray machines at drop gate, adequate security, smart fencing and other necessary infrastructural up gradation in this regard.
The Divisional Commissioner directed the officers for completion of all these upgradations by ending July.
For construction of prefab huts for additional security for funnel area and adequate car parking near drop gate of the Airport, Divisional Commissioner directed DC Budgam, concerned SSP, CRPF and SMC officers to inspect the locations at Lalgam, Buchroo and Chatterhama and send the complete report to the Divisional Commissioner’s office within next 10 days for necessary action.
On the occasion, Div Com said that the introduction of the facility would give a big push to the tourism sector in particular besides further improving the connectivity with other sectors of the country and would also help in improving the economy of the state as well.