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Kashmir unrest: Air services to Srinagar suspended for 3 days

Last Updated: Monday, September 13, 2010 - 22:59

Srinagar: All flights to and fro Srinagar
have been suspended on Monday for three days in view of the
ongoing unrest in Kashmir valley, officials said.

The flights were suspended after fresh violence erupted
in the valley, leaving 15 persons dead and scores injured,
they said.

The move to suspend the flights was taken after a
security review which decided that ferrying the airport staff
and passengers to Awantipora airbase, 32 km from here, was a
security risk, the officials said.

The flights to Srinagar have been diverted to Awantipora
airbase since September 3 due to resurfacing work going on at
the only civilian airport in the summer capital of the state,
which is expected to be completed by September 15.

Meanwhile, airforce officials manning the Awantipora
airbase refused permission to a spice jet flight to land today
in view of the deteriorating law and order situation in the

The flight returned to Delhi, the officials said.


First Published: Monday, September 13, 2010 - 22:59

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