Kargil To Have Full-fledged Airport For Commercial Flights

A team of Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials will visit border district of Kargil have a full fledged airport for commercial flights, an official spokesman said here on Saturday afternoon.

He said Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today held a meeting here with Union Secretary, Civil Aviation and other Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials including Member Planning, AAI in New Delhi for development of existing Kargil Airport for full operation of commercial flights including Boeing and Airbus.

He said to finalize the requirements of additional land and other technicalities, it has been decided that a team of AAI officials will visit Kargil on June 20, 2019. Subsequently, a Technical team of the AAI will visit Kargil from June 27, 2019 for 15 days to finalize all technical parameters.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AAI is expected to be signed by July, 15, 2019. The foundation stone for the extension of the runway is expected to be laid by the end of August, 2019, which will kick start commencement of other works. Read more

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