Updated: February 22, 2016 1:29:02 pm
As thousands of people, especially Vaishno Devi pilgrims, continue to remain stranded here in view of disruption in rail and road traffic due to ongoing agitation for reservation to Jats in Haryana, the Indian Air Force has decided to keep its air Base at Jammu open for operation of civil aircrafts during night as well.
With this, airport in Jammu will be available to civil operators round the clock, an official spokesperson said. The administration of Airport Authority of India (AAI) and all other civil aviation agencies like DGCA and airline operating companies have been intimated by Indian Air Force through a notice to airmen regarding the extended period of availability of airport, the spokesperson added.
The IAF officials at Satwari Airport have clarified that this relief measure will be in vogue till complete normalcy returns.
The ongoing agitation in Haryana has resulted in cancellation of several trains from Jammu/Udhampur to Delhi and other towns. Even the road movement is hampered considerably. This has resulted in severe hardship and constraints to numerous citizens.
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