Extension of Kargil Airport Runway

Greater Kashmir

Operation of civil flights by commercial operators is not possible unless this runway is extended,.

Governor N N Vohra has sought the intervention of Union Defence Minister in expediting extension of Kargil airport runway from 6000 feet to 7500 feet. 

“Operation of civil flights by commercial operators is not possible unless this runway is extended,” the Governor said in his communication to the Defence Minister.

A Raj Bhavan spokesperson said keeping in view the long pending demand of the people of Kargil for the operation of civil flights, particularly during winters, the Governor has urged Defence Minister to issue directions to the Indian Air Force (IAF) to complete the runway extension work in time bound manner.