International status for Srinagar airport
PM News Bureau
Srinagar airport will be converted into an international one to boost tourism in Kashmir. Extension and upgradation and the civil enclave under the Airports Authority of India have been undertaken at a cost of Rs 60 crore. The facilities will be upgraded in line with airports in four major metros, besides Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Amritsar and Guwahati.
The existing terminal building and apron will be extended to accommodate large aircraft. Sophisticated communication and navigational aids have been put in place. Precision approach runway along with night-landing facility, instrument approach landing system and navigational aids will soon be installed.
(31 January 2005)