Soz takes up evening flights issue with Centre
GK NEWS NETWORK
New Delhi, Nov 23: Former Union Minister and state Congress President Prof Saifuddin Soz met Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi late last night and discussed with him the issue of direct Srinagar-Dubai flight besides evening flights from Srinagar Airport.
Soz also took up with the minister the regularization of employees of the Centaur Lake View Hotel Srinagar, a statement issued by Soz’s office said.
Rohit Nandan, Chairman & Managing Director, Air India, was also associated with the discussions.
The Minister assured to explore the possibility of resuming the Dubai flight
and also explore the possibility of extension of Srinagar–Dubai flight to Jeddah to make it viable. The Minister appreciated the argument of Prof Soz that the flight’s extension to Jeddah would make the flight lucrative as quite a sizable number of passengers would be travelling on this route for Umrah throughout the year, the statement said.
Regarding evening flights, the Minister explained to Prof Soz the difficulty in respect of the availability of aircrafts. But, he directed the CMD to explore the possibility of providing a flight in the evening within the available flights. The CMD assured the Minister that this demand would be considered on priority, especially when the Instrumentation Landing System had been installed at the Srinagar Airport.
Vayalar Ravi realized that regularization of employees of the Centaur Lake View Hotel was a genuine problem and the employees deserve a fair treatment. He, therefore, said that steps would be taken to regularize the employees and thereafter transfer the management and the properties to the J&K Government. In this connection, the Minister gave orders to place this matter before the Air India Board within a week’s time for final decision.
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