24 flights with 3,396 passengers arrive in J&K

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On day 89 of resumption of routine domestic operations in Jammu and Kashmir, 24 flights with 3,396 passengers on board Friday arrived at Jammu and Srinagar airports.

A statement said a total of 1023 passengers aboard nine regular commercial flights arrived at Jammu airport while 15 domestic flights with 2,373 passengers on board landed at Srinagar airport.

The statement said Jammu airport authorities have so far received a total of 721 domestic flights with 58,316 passengers while Srinagar airport authorities have so far received 1,152 domestic flights with 1,53,948 passengers since May 25 when the government of India allowed the partial resumption of the flights.

The statement said the Jammu and Kashmir government has brought back about 3,676 passengers from various countries to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir through special evacuation flights in the wake of global coronavirus pandemic till date.

The statement said after arrival, all the passengers were tested for COVID19 and transported to their destinations at both the airports amid strict observance of all necessary preventive protocols.

The statement said the government has made elaborate arrangements for the arrival, screening, sampling and proper transportation of the passengers to the quarantine centers taking special care of guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) prescribed by the Union Ministries of Civil Aviation and Health and Family Welfare.

“The government is taking all necessary steps to ensure safe return of the passengers amid strict observance of the COVID19 guidelines,” said the statement.