JAMMU: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Tuesday welcomed the decision of Indigo Airlines to operate daily direct flights between Srinagar and Bengaluru from February 15 next month.
In his message, Ganai, who is in-charge of the Tourism Department, said direct flights from Bengaluru to Srinagar on daily basis will give a huge fillip to tourism in the state and increase footfall of visitors from South India.
He emphasized the role of aviation industry in promotion of tourism and added that the government is willing to facilitate private airline carriers to operate more direct flights to Srinagar and Jammu from other metropolitan cities like Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata.
The Advisor said the Governor’s Administration is taking a number of measures to herald J&K’s resurgence as a mainstream and wholesome travel destination in the country. He said the State’s Tourism Department is organizing road shows in different states to attract inbound tourists especially from southern states like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, the sector which has largely remained untapped.