PHD Chamber hails Guv Admin for getting approval for civilian flights from Awantipora airfield

PHD Chamber-Kashmir has lauded the efforts of Governor Administration for getting the clearance and approval for operation of civilian flights from Awantipora airfield under UDAAN Regional connectivity Scheme.

In an statement, PHD Chamber Kashmir chapter, Chairman Mushtaq Ahmad Chaya said, in July 2018 PHD Chamber Kashmir Chapter had a meeting with Advisor Vijay Kumar wherein issues of exorbitant air fare was discussed and was suggested to  bring Un-served Awantipora Airport and Old Airport Rangreth under Regional Connectivity Scheme (UDAN-RCS) in which the  Civil Aviation Policy  had capped the passenger fares for flight journeys from un-served airports at Rs 2500 per hour of flying for around 500 KM.

Chaya said, the chamber has put forth this suggestion in order to meet the growing demand to curb the exorbitant airfares due to heavy influx of travellers or highway breakdown in winters. “We are highly obliged to Advisor who assured us that he will get the necessary clearance from Ministry of Defence and Civil Aviation, this reflects the fact that suggestions Submitted by PHD Chamber Kashmir in this regard has not gone unheard and we are very thankful to Governor Administration for working relentlessly for resolving the issues pertaining to economic development of J&K,” it said.