Srinagar is set to begin international flight, connecting the city directly with the rest of the world operations, from October 23. Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir Pandurang K Pole on Monday held a meeting regarding the operation of international flights from Srinagar International Airport. Necessary arrangements needed to put in place and management of passengers in view of the COVID-19 pandemic were discussed in the meeting, said an official press release.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Director Airport Authority Srinagar, Regional Director Bureau of Civil Aviation, Srinagar, Director Health Services Kashmir, Commandant CISF, Airport Srinagar, CMO Budgam, CMO Srinagar and Dr. Gazala of Airport Srinagar.
On this occasion, the Director of Airport Authority gave a presentation regarding the layout plan for operation and regulation of activities at the airport.
A threadbare discussion was held over the management of passengers during the arrival and departure of domestic and international flights keeping the sensitivity of the Covid pandemic in view besides the arrangements for immigration and customs.
On the occasion, the Divisional Commissioner directed officers to execute arrangements meticulously including the management and regulation of passengers, segregation of domestic and international passengers, conduct Rapid PCR at Airport for international passengers besides mandatory RTPCR test before 48 hours.
Meanwhile, the meeting discussed the issue of brick kilns within the 8 km radius of Srinagar International Airport and alternative approach road besides other issues.
Further, the Div Com directed the CMO Srinagar to establish an RT-PCR testing facility at Tourist Reception Centre with a dedicated team.
(With inputs from ANI)