Travel Agents Association of Kashmir (TAAK) has expressed serious concern over cancellation of flights at Srinagar International Airport for last five days, while appealing the authorities for installation of upgradated Instrument Landing System to prevent frequent flight cancellations.
The association in a statement said that for the fifth consecutive day on Monday, the flights were cancelled due to poor visibility. "Hence, it is imperative for the state government to upgrade the Instrument Landing System (ILS) so that people travelling to and from Srinagar don't suffer," said president TAAK, Manzoor Sidiq.
He said the outdated ILS at the airport "was one of the main reasons for flight cancellations. While troubling the flyers, this state of affairs badly impacts the overall economy of Kashmir."
"Kashmir is greatly dependent on air connectivity particularly in winter due to the frequent closure of the Srinagar-Jammu highway," he added.
"Need of the hour is to ensure fully operational upgraded ILS at Srinagar airport that could facilitate operation of flights in low visibility," he said.
Secretary General TAAK, Farooq Kuthoo said that previously TAAK had series of meetings with the Airport Authority of India in this regard but so far nothing concrete has been done." GKNN