Evening flights to and from Srinagar airport in Jammu and Kashmir will be suspended for two months for Polymer Modified Emulsion Work on the runway on the runway, according to authorities from the Airport Authority of India.
“We are commencing the Polymer Modified Emulsion work on the entire runway during the months of February and March. This is necessary to strengthen the runway for the operation of flight and also to control the wear and tear,” Director, Airport Authority of India (AAI), Srinagar Airport, Kuldeep Singh, said.
In the months of February and March, the work will be done on all Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. According to Singh, flights planned to depart after 5 pm on the last three days of the week have been rescheduled to leave before 5 pm every day.
“We will ensure that the flight disruption is reduced to a minimum by working only from 5 pm to 6 am during the night time. The runway will be available, and the flights from Srinagar airport will be operated from 6 am to 5 pm,” he said.
“The information has already been given to all affected passengers by the respective airlines. Passengers of the affected flights are requested to confirm the revised departure times if they have booked their flights during this period,” Singh added.
Cargo operations commence from the new complex at Srinagar airport
In another development, the new domestic cargo facility at Srinagar International Airport, which cost more than Rs 14 crores to build, began cargo operations last Tuesday. “In this new complex, we have made provisions for cold storage, sensitive goods, and dangerous goods also,” the statement said.
According to the statement, cargo exporters and importers in the Srinagar airport catchment area may expect improved services, facilities, and efficient, timely handling of their valued cargo from the airport.
The entire complex is monitored by CCTV to assure the cargo’s safety and security. On a Regulated Agent basis, this complex will be totally managed by the airport’s own team. They added two X-ray machines for cargo screening because such facilities were not accessible in the old Cargo facility.