Indian airlines to prepare extra flights for Srinagar tourists, Amarnath Yatris: DGCA

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 03, 2019, 07.10 AM(IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

Amarnath Yatra Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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After DGCA announcement, airlines said they will give a full fee waiver on rescheduling/cancellation for all its flights to and from Srinagar.

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday has asked the Indian airlines to be prepared to operate extra flights to and from Srinagar for Amarnath Yatris and tourists.

"All scheduled Indian airlines to be prepared to operate extra flights to and from Srinagar at short notice to fly out Amarnath Yatris and tourists from there if need be,'' DGCA said.

After DGCA announcement, airlines said they will give a full fee waiver on rescheduling/cancellation for all its flights to and from Srinagar.

Earlier in the day, a press conference was addressed by the Corps Commander of the Army and the DGP in which details of the weapons and ammunition recovered in the state was given. 

Details of the seriousness of the threats that are there were also given. They also mentioned that the security forces were going to tackle these threats head-on and will not allow them to succeed.


The statement came hours after the Jammu and Kashmir government asked the Amarnath pilgrims to "curtail" their stay in the valley and return as soon as possible after in the wake of inputs of terror threats to the annual yatra.

About a week ago, the central government had moved 10,000 central forces personnel to the valley to strengthen counter-insurgency operations and law and order situation.

(With inputs from agencies)