CM asks CS to take up issue with civil aviation authorities

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has taken a strong note of the delay caused in the landing of the first Hajj flight to Srinagar airport yesterday, an official spokesman said on Friday.

Chairing a high-level meeting in this regard here, the Chief Minister asked the chief secretary to take up the matter with the authorities of civil aviation at the government of India and ask the airline authorities and Air Traffic Control to ensure that the same is not repeated again, the spokesman said.

Mehbooba also asked the principal resident commissioner at New Delhi to be stationed there during the period of Hajj flights and coordinate the timely and smooth arrival of Hajjis to the state, the spokesman added.

The Chief Minister also directed the divisional commissioner Kashmir to get the airline and airport authorities to ensure that in no case shall the flights carrying Hajjis back home be made to wait for landing or put to any inconvenience. “She also stressed on a coordinated approach among all the agencies concerned to ensure that the pilgrims return back home in time and without any inconvenience,” the spokesman said..

Chief secretary BB Vyas; director general of police, SP Vaid; principal secretary, Home, RK Goyal; principal secretary to Chief Minister, Rohit Kansal; divisional commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan; IGP(CID), A G Mir and other officers were present in the meeting.


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