Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer today chaired a coordination meeting to review progress of works regarding night landing of flights at Jammu Airport, expansion of airstrip, commissioning of parking area, expansion and other works at Civil Airport Jammu.
Director Airport Authority of India (AAI) gave a powerpoint presentation and briefed the Chair about the physical achievements of the works and bottlenecks.
The Div Com directed the District Administration to start the process for acquisition of 1044 Kanal land for the construction of New Terminal at Beli-charana.
The Divisional Commissioner also directed the concerned officers to kick start the process for giving the possession of remaining 17 Kanal land out of 27 Kanal land adjacent to CAT-1 area. The 10 Kanal land has already been taken over by AAI, which has been developed as the new car parking area. The new car parking with capacity of 150 cars shall be operational from October this year.
Regarding the operationalisation of night landing of flights at Jammu Airport, the Chair instructed the concerned departments to make proper arrangements for lighting and back up to facilitate smooth landing of the Aircrafts.
The night landing facility is the runway approach lighting system, which includes a series of light bars with strobe lights installed at the end of the runway. This runway system equipped with the Instrument Landing System (ILS) has already been installed and commissioned at Jammu Airport. Besides ILS, it is important to have lighting along the runway edge, so that pilots landing at night are able to make visual contact and align the aircraft with the centre of the runway.
The Div Com also reviewed in detail progress on various components of expansion of Jammu Airport and directed the concerned departments to early complete the works executed by their respective departments. The additional 1300 feet long airstrip work is scheduled to be completed by 31st August, 2021.
The Div Com instructed the concerned department to cover the Landoi Choi Nallah and put barricades at both ends of the Nallah for security purposes.
The Div Com further discussed the security related aspects of the Airport with SSP Jammu, Chief Operations Officer of the Airforce & officials of CISF.
Director Geology & Mining, J&K who attended the meeting was asked to provide adequate supply of construction material for the completion of ongoing works in stipulated time frame.
He also directed to establish pre-paid counters for private car parking.
The operation managers of various airline fliers like Go air, Air India, Vistara, Indigo, Spicejet who were present in the meeting discussed their issues with the Div Com. At present around 17 flights are being handled in the Airport which shall increase with the night flying facility. Additionally, 30% load penalty which is being paid by the airliners at present shall also get waived off in future once the airstrip expansion is notified.
The Div Com mentioned that due to the efforts of the incumbent Government, long pending demand of Jammuites for night operations of commercial flights is going to be fulfilled shortly. This will also give special boost to the tourism sector in the region.
Among others, senior officers from Geology and Mining, Police, UEED, JMC, JKPTCL, Jal Shakti, District Administration besides representatives of AAI were also present in the meeting.
Death of a 24 year old boy, family claims murder
An incident came forward from Thalsara area of Bhalla in Jammu and Kashmir where a 24 year old boy’s dead body was found. The family along with the village people, claiming it to be a murder blocked the Doda-Bhaderwah Highway.
According to them, the boy was innocent and didn’t have any personal grudges. However, the dead body’s torn clothes and broken bones have proved it to be a murder.
“It was morning when my son went for a haircut. Someone informed me about his death in the evening. While I rushed to the place, I saw around 200 people around the dead body. It’s a murder and we want justice.” said the boy’s father
“It’s a forestry area where hardly people are seen. How did the boy reach there? He was first killed and then thrown from a height. The Police hasn’t helped us yet. In fact, they told us to compromise. This is beyond limits.” added another
The family has demanded justice and requested Jammu and Kashmir Police to investigate the matter. “Police must check the call records of the boy’s phone and find the culprit. We want the murderer to be sentenced to death.” they said
Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media
ICSE, ISC 2021 exam results to be declared tomorrow
The results of Class X (ICSE) and Class XII (ISC) year 2021 examinations will be declared on July 24 at 3 pm, said Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations on Friday.
In an official statement, the Council informed that the results of the ICSE and ISC year 2021 examinations will be made available on the website of the Council and through SMS.
The schools can access the results by logging into the ‘Careers’ portal of the Council using the Principal’s login ID and password.
They further stated that the recheck of answer scripts is not applicable for the ICSE/ISC year 2021 examinations as the candidates have been awarded imputed marks.
The last date for dispute resolution of candidates has been set at August 1, 2021. Any requests thereof will not be entertained, said the Council.
However, the dispute resolution mechanism is only for the correction of calculation errors.
“It’s Parmatma-nirbhar Bharat not Aatmanirbhar Bharat under Modi raj”: JKPP Secretary Gagan
Inflation is at an all-time high in the Country. The petrol and diesel prices are increasing rapidly, and the people of J&K suffered a significant setback when they came to know that ethanol is being mixed in the fuel. Several daily wagers, Asha workers, Dental Surgeons are on the roads protesting to demand justice for them. Taking a jibe at all these JK Panthers Party State Secretary Gagan slammed the Union Government and demanded the resignation of all Union Ministers, including PM Narendra Modi.
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While speaking, Gagan said, “we should be thankful to the government that we finally see good days. But, if BJP talks about these good days, we demand that they return us our bad days. When BJP was in opposition, their leaders were the first to come on the roads with LPG cylinders wearing garlands of onion and potatoes. Instead of hunger strikes, people should now adopt political trends to raise their voices as with early trends, the Union Government will not take any action”.
“In the BJP’s regime, unemployment soared, inflation has raged, and GDP has deteriorated. People have voted them to bring down all these matters, but instead, they have contributed to the issues. Now it’s high time, and the Modi Government should step down. Our BSF/CISF Aspirants, PDD/PWD Daily wagers, Dental Surgeons are on the road. Many of our daily wagers die every day, and there is no one to compensate them”, he added.
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