AI to take up review of easing security norms at Srinagar Airport
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AI to take up review of easing security norms at Srinagar Airport

Director, Airport Authority of India (Srinagar), Sharad Kumar today said that Airport Authority would urge Bureau of Civil Aviation Security Airport to revisit the security ratings of the Srinagar airport in order to ease the movement of passengers in the aerodrome.

Director, Airport Authority of India (Srinagar), Sharad Kumar today said that Airport Authority would urge Bureau of Civil Aviation Security Airport to revisit the security ratings of the Srinagar airport in order to ease the movement of passengers in the aerodrome.  

"Srinagar airport is super sensitive airport security wise, we understand that the people face inconvenience," said Sharad Kumar adding that the AAI Srinagar would also the BCAS to review the security ratings.

Director was interacting with media persons at the launch of GoAir's evening flight from Srinagar Airport.

" We are confident that the situation has improved a lot in Kashmir and once we will take up the issue with the BCAS, they may reduce the rating from super sensitive to sensitive which will ease the movement of passengers and their accompanies inside the airport," he said adding that the airport authority is mulling to install conveyor belts at the gate of the airport in order to help out passengers.

Kumar said that the Srinagar Airport would operate direct flights from Srinagar to Jeddah this season.

He said that airport would also see extension of counters of airlines to cater to the rush of the passengers.

Further elaborating about the expansion programs, Director said that the airport was constructed with an area to cater only 5 to 6 airlines a day.

"But currently around 35 flights operate from the airport to and fro and the airport was not made to host such rush of flights as well as passengers," he said adding that keeping in mind this the airport authority has proposed expansion of airport double its area.

Currently our area under the Srinagar Airport is 20,000 square metres and expansion would witness area of airport to be expanded to around 53,000 square metres.  

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