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Srinagar airport will go international by June
Mukhtar Ahmad In Srinagar | February 13, 2008 23:56 IST
The announcement made at a meeting Chief Minister Ghulam [Images] Nabi Azad had with Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel in
The announcement is significant as it meets the long-pending demand of the state government in the context of
The decision is set to facilitate foreign tourists to land and depart directly from
To start with, flights will be operated to and from the Gulf countries, according to an official spokesman.
Azad requested Patel to operate international flights to and from
The chairman of AAI assured Azad and Patel that the new international airport terminal at
The building will handle 500 domestic and 450 international passengers per hour. The airport will have four aero bridges while five more aircraft parking bays are also proposed.
The runway of the
It was also agreed that a new terminal building will be constructed at
The ministry also agreed to the Chief Minister's proposal for constructing a new terminal building at
The new building will be constructed at a cost more than Rs 100 crore with extension in the built up area from the existing 2500 sq mt to 12,000 sq mt.