CEC Kargil reviews arrangements for AN-32 Kargil Courier Service, IL-76 operation

Chairman/CEC, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan discussed arrangements of AN-32 Kargil Courier Service and IL-76 for evacuation of passengers and patients across Kargil, Srinagar, and Jammu during a meeting at Council Secretariat on December 27.

Executive Councillor Social Welfare, Syed Mehdi Fazily; Deputy Commissioner/CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve; Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kargil, Anayat Ali Chowdhury, besides concerned officers of Indian Air Force, District Officers, Liaison and Assistant Liaison officers, and other concerned officers were present during the meeting.

Discussions and deliberations were held with officials on the successful and smooth execution of the AN-32 Kargil Courier Service.

Feroz Ahmed Khan said that online ticketing has streamlined the process of traveling. He said the district administration and concerned departments should take all measures for the successful conduct of the air services.

It was informed that Liaison and Assistant Liaison Officers for Srinagar, Jammu, and Kargil, have already been identified and necessary training regarding the execution of the services has been imparted to them.

The CEC directed to make sure heating facilities, water supply, and hassle-free electricity at the airport. The Animal Husbandry and Municipal Committee Kargil were asked to remove the stray dogs from the airstrip at the earliest and maintain the cleanliness of the airport. He also directed Sheep Husbandry and Cooperative departments to provide vehicles. He further directed the concerned department to provide necessary logistics including furniture and washroom facilities in the VIP lounge of Kargil airport.

He also asked about precautionary measures regarding Covid-19 management at the airport in view of Omicron BF.7 variant cases in the country.

During the meeting, the officers of the Air Force suggested stopping the Sewerage Treatment Plant during flight operations, to which the CEC assured necessary action.

Commissioner Secretary Civil Aviation, UT Ladakh was requested to start the operation from the first week of January and not to wait for the closure of Zojila pass as there is demand from passengers, particularly on the Kargil-Jammu route.

Later, Concerned officers including Executive Officer MC Kargil Salim Wazir, Nodal Officer Civil Aviation Kargil Mohammad Hassan, and Officers of Air Force inspected the airport and took an assessment of the required arrangements and facilities for the successful operation of AN-32 Kargil Courier Service.

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