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Srinagar international airport set to get integrated cargo terminal

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has demanded for an integrated cargo terminal at the Srinagar International Airport.

At a meeting in the office of the Airports Authority of India Director at the Srinagar International Airport, KCCI Vice President Abdul Hamid Punjabi said: “In the absence of this facility the domestic and international cargos continue to face tremendous problems.”

Punjabi said that adequate space for the terminal has to be provided to cater to increasing number of cargos meant for foreign from the Valley.

“Presently the cargo management is not properly organized and the same needs to be done. Infrastructure relating to cargo handling like Multi Modal Transport, Cargo Transport, Cold Storage, Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems, Mechanized Transport of Cargo, Computerization and Automation, etc. has simultaneously to be set up on a war-footing basis,” Punjabi said.

The meeting was attended by senior officers from Cargo and CP and MS Directorate, AAI New Delhi and Station Managers of all airlines.

The chamber was assured at the meeting that an integrated cargo terminal will come-up very soon at the Srinagar International Airport, and all other related issues contained in the memorandum submitted by the KCCI will be addressed.

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