Srinagar Airport security goes through an overhaul

Srinagar Airport security goes through an overhaul

SRINAGAR: The security apparatus in and around the vicinity of Srinagar International Airport has been upgraded after reviewing the loopholes in the operation of multiple agencies involved in safeguarding the terminal. The security up-gradation was done following the attack on October 23 last year by three heavily armed and highly trained Jaish-e-Mohammed militants on the […]

‘Improved lighting system at Sgr airport will complete by June’

‘Improved lighting system at Sgr airport will complete by June’

Srinagar: The work on installation of Simple Approach Lighting System (SALS) at Srinagar international airport has been allotted to a company and will be completed within six months, officials informed High Court on Monday. The counsel for the Airport Authority of India (AAI) informed the court that the tendering process for the project allotment order […]

Fire disrupts air traffic at Srinagar airport

Junaid Manzoor Srinagar: A fire broke out at Sheik-ul-alam International airport Srinagar on Monday afternoon, disrupting the traffic for some time. The area of incident falls under the control of Indian Air Force. “The fire erupted from the Indian Air Force side. They were clearing the bushes and unwanted wood to have a clear view […]

High Court tells airport authority to install SALS

High Court tells airport authority to install SALS

SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court on Tuesday directed Airport Authority of India (AAI) to install Simple Approach Lighting System (SALS) at the Srinagar International Airport without losing any further time. The court remarked that specialised firms must undertake the work according to the directions passed by this court from time to time. The division bench […]

Include Srinagar Airport on ASEAN circuit: Mehbooba writes to GoI

Include Srinagar Airport on ASEAN circuit: Mehbooba writes to GoI

JAMMU: To give the J&K tourism industry a fillip, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday urged the government of India to include Srinagar Airport among India’s airports from where flights to ASEAN countries operate. In a letter to Civil Aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pasupati, the CM said the operation of flights to and from […]

Will Srinagar International Airport ever live up to its name?

Will Srinagar International Airport ever live up to its name?

SRINAGAR: It is the twelfth year since the Srinagar Airport was granted international status, yet it does not operate international flights because the Government of India (GoI) has not given it permission. Only during the 40 days in a year when Muslims go for the Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, international flights operate from Srinagar […]

Bowing to public pressure, govt rescinds Srinagar Airport liquor shop

Bowing to public pressure, govt rescinds Srinagar Airport liquor shop

Srinagar: Following widespread outrage over the proposal to open a liquor shop at Srinagar Airport, the excise department on Thursday refused to grant it permission, prompting the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to cancel the tendering process. The AAI had floated tenders for the liquor shop, which would have served “branded liquor” to flyers in […]

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