Srinagar airport reopened
Air services to Kashmir Valley resumes
Srinagar (Kashmir), September 17: Flights from Srinagar Airport resumed today after airport was closed to flights on September 3rd 2010 for repairs.
"The air traffic has resumed today and flights are operating almost as per schedule," officials of the Airport Authority of India conveyed.
In view of the strict curfew being implemented in Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir Government has directed security forces to treat the air tickets as curfew passes for passengers flying in and out of the Kashmir Valley.
To ensure hassle-free travel for the passengers, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has requested all the passengers going by air to report at Tourist Reception Centre (TRC), Srinagar. The passengers will be ferried to Srinagar International Airport by TRC buses. The authorities have asked the passengers not to head for the airport directly as no private vehicle will be allowed for Srinagar airport.
The Srinagar airport was closed for resurfacing, repair and upgradation on September 3rd and subsequently the air traffic was diverted to Awantipora airbase, 30km from here but on September 12th, these were suspended for three days because of the situation in the Kashmir.