Sgr, Jammu Evening Flight Timings Extended :: Travel | Kashmir Observer
Sgr, Jammu Evening Flight Timings Extended (Representational Pic)
JAMMU — To provide a fillip to the tourism sector in hawaii and to enhance the connectivity with other areas of India, State has made a decision to extend the timing of evening flights at Jammu and Srinagar airports from 1 January next year.
“The Air Force authorities have already been asked to increase watch hours from 8 am to 9 pm at Jammu Airport and 8 am to 8 pm at Srinagar airport to facilitate operation of flights during late hours,” Today principal Secretary Civil Aviation Rohit Kansal said at a high-level meeting convened here.
The meeting was attended by Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma, Commissioner Civil Aviation, J&K, Capt S Katoch, Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, Air Officer Commanding Jammu, Directors of Srinagar and Jammu Airports, Chief Engineer R&B Jammu, SSPs (Anti-hijacking) Jammu and Srinagar, besides Chief Managing Director Pawan Hans Ltd.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmed Khan, Deputy Commissioners of Srinagar, Kupwara, Bandipora, Rajouri, Poonch, Kishtwar, Doda, Leh and Kargil attended the meeting through video conferencing also.
Kansal asked the Srinagar and Jammu airport directors to direct the airlines to start out morning hours and late evening flights on Srinagar and Jammu sectors.
To ease the connectivity to different parts of the constant state affected by the elements vagaries, Principal Secretary Civil Aviation reviewed helicopter services of most approved 10 routes besides directing restoration of services for Ladakh inside a week.
While reviewing the helicopter service, the meeting needed giving wide publicity to the helicopter route schedules besides publicizing the contact amounts of nodal officers of most helipads on the net and electronic media.
The concerned deputy commissioners were asked to make sure toilet, water along with other basic facilities at helipads.
Pawan Hans Ltd authorities were also asked to stick to the already publicized schedule functioning of services in order to avoid inconvenience to passengers.
The meeting also asked Pawan Hans to create hanger at earliest in order that helicopters could be stationed at designated helipads.
Meanwhile, Air force authorities were asked to facilitate hanger facility for helicopters till the completion of ongoing works of these own facility.
Regarding the runway extension of Jammu airport, boundary wall, the meeting was informed that works ‘re going on completely swing and you will be completed within stipulated time.
The meeting also discussed other issues linked to acquisition of land at various places for extension of airports.
Regarding the operation of service under Regional Connectivity service from Kargil, the Deputy Commissioner Kargil and Director Airport informed that the arrangements have already been designed to start the RCS flights.
The meeting also discussed the project for development of civil terminal and a fresh green filed at Jammu airport.