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Flight timings to be extended at Jammu, Srinagar airports

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The has decided to extend the timings of evening flights at the and the airports from January 1, a said on Friday.

The authorities have been asked to extend watch hours (from 8 am) till 9 pm at the Airport and (from 8 am) till 8 pm at the airport to facilitate operation of flights during late hours, (Civil Aviation) said at a high-level meeting here.

Presently, the last flight from the two airports are at 5 pm.

Kansal asked the directors of the two and airport to ensure that airlines provide early morning and late evening flights on Srinagar and Jammu sectors.

To ease connectivity with regions affected by weather vagaries, he also reviewed of all the 10 approved routes and directed restoration of services for Ladakh within a week.

The administration has also directed authorities concerned to ensure wide publicity of helicopter route schedules and the contact numbers of nodal officers of all helipads in print and

Besides, the deputy commissioners were asked to ensure toilet, water and other basic facilities at helipads.

authorities were asked to adhere to the already publicized schedule to avoid inconvenience to passengers and to construct required hangers at the earliest.

Meanwhile, authorities will provide hanger facility for helicopters.

It was also informed during the meeting that the extension of runway at the and the ongoing work on its boundary wall will be completed within the stipulated time.

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First Published: Fri, December 14 2018. 21:30 IST