Notification for international courier operations at Srinagar airport

Srinagar, March 12 : International express courier shipments are poised to take off at the Srinagar international airport as the customs authorities have issued a notification in this regard, officials informed on Saturday. Government of India has notified Srinagar international airport as custodian for the import and export of goods from abroad at the cargo terminal of the airport, officials said. The move is likely to give a huge boost to exports of horticulture produce, handicrafts and other goods from Kashmir. “With this authorisation and notification by Government of India we can now offer our services to the business comm ty for import and export of goods directly from Srinagar,” Director Srinagar Airport Kuldeep Singh said. He said, the notification was issued on March 10 and it will be a golden letters date in the history of Srinagar airport as on this day the Government of India acting through Commissioner of Customs notified them as custodian for the import and export of goods from abroad at the cargo terminal. “The airlines can operate exclusive cargo flights. They can also take cargo in their international passenger flights,” he said. He invited all airlines to make full use of this facility and commence their cargo operations from Srinagar airport. “We also call upon the business comm ty of Srinagar and surrounding areas to expand their horizons, dream big, and turn the world into their market by making full use of this great opport ty,” he said Director said they are very hopeful that this facility will be a huge step in the direction of economic development and create many jobs by multiplier effect in the catchment area of the airport. MJR ACL1018

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