November 29, 2022
NDTV News


New Delhi:

Ladakh’s Lt Governor RK Mathur has mentioned with the Centre air connectivity potentialities for Kargil and urged the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to discover potentialities for operation of Q-400 Bombardier turboprop plane, an official spokesman mentioned on Saturday.

He additionally requested for mandatory efforts to operationalise small fixed-wing plane at Kargil and Thoise (Nubra) beneath the Regional Connectivity (UDAN) scheme on the earliest.

The Lt governor raised the difficulty throughout a gathering with Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri in New Delhi on Friday, the spokesman mentioned, including that he mentioned varied issues on operation and enchancment of air services in Ladakh.

Mr Mathur applauded the sleek functioning of Pawan Hans helicopters within the area for important motion of passengers, particularly in the course of the winter months, medical emergencies, together with evacuation of Covid sufferers, and said that this has resulted in diminished dependency on the Indian Air Force.

The lieutenant governor urged the AAI to discover potentialities of Required Navigation Performance (RNP) and leisure in Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) requirements, as accorded to Arunachal Pradesh and nations like Nepal and Bhutan for the operation of Q-400 Bombardier turboprop plane at Kargil, the spokesman mentioned. 

Mr Mathur said a feasibility report put up analyzing the topography and different elements could also be ready.

In the assembly, additionally they mentioned expediting a feasibility research to be carried by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) of Kargil airport for operation of EA320/B737 plane, whereas additionally finding out different land for the development of Kargil airport, the spokesman mentioned.

He mentioned discussions had been additionally held on the matter of exorbitant airfare charged by business airways in the course of the winter months.

The Lt governor urged the minister to rationalise the difficulty as, in the course of the winter months, airways stay the one supply of transportation for locals, particularly college students, sufferers, and pilgrims to journey to different elements of the nation, the spokesman mentioned.

Concerning the event of Leh and Kargil as good cities beneath Housing and Urban Affairs, Mathur urged the minister for expediting the ultimate processes viz formal administrative approvals.
He additionally requested for strengthening the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) in Ladakh for the well timed completion of their tasks.



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