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MP Ladakh chairs Airport Advisory Committee meeting at Leh

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LEH, JULY 01: Under the chairmanship of Member Parliament (MP) Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal first meeting of newly nominated members of Airport Advisory Committee of KBR Airport Leh was held at Leh today.

MLC Leh Chering Dorjey, DC, Leh Avny Lavasa, SSP, Leh Sargun Shukla, Director Airport Authority Leh Sonam Norboo, Chief Administrative Officer AF Station Leh Captain K.K Singh, Dy. SP AHJ Mohd Aslam Mir, Councillor Diskit Tsering Angchok, Assistant Director Tourism Tsering Angmo, Presidents of ALTOA, Hotel Association, Merchant Association and Chamber of Industries Leh and managers from Airlines operating in Leh were present in the meeting.

MP Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal addressing the meeting urged newly nominated members to give suggestive solutions while raising different issues, demands regarding upcoming new airport terminal and improvements in the current facilities and services at Leh Airport. He also reviewed action taken report from concerned agencies about the previous Airport Advisory Committee meeting held under the chairmanship of former MP, Ladakh Thupstan Chewang in the month of June 2018.

MP JTN instructed Secretary Airport Advisory Committee Sonam Norboo to ensure timely submission of agenda points from members for next meeting and for timely redressal of various issues and demands of Leh Airport. He directed to convene at least one advisory meeting before tourist season.

Highlighting the importance of Nubra-Thoise Airport for Army, local passengers and for tourists, MP JTN directed AAI Leh to involve SDM Nuba and newly nominated members from Nubra for upcoming survey of Nubra Airport by AAI for its expansion and future plan.

Earlier addressing the meeting Secretary Airport Advisory Committee of KBR Airport Leh Sonam Norboo tabled agenda points of Airlines operating in Leh including availability of parking in the military dispersal, availability of ATF in winter, proper management of traffic, deployment of doctor in the arrival hall, deployment of more staff for Anti hijacking police personnel at Airport and free internet and mobile network latency at KBR Airport Leh. He also highlighted the agenda points for discussion in respect of new Terminal Building project of KBR Airport Leh including pending NOC issue from IAF since March 2019 and dedicated water supply connection and power supply for new terminal.

Regarding future plans of KBR Airport Leh including water supply, power supply, internet connectivity and land transfer issues, DC, Leh Avny Lavasa directed AAI Leh to give realistic data to DC Office Leh based on which action will be taken.

The members also shared their valuable suggestion and feedbacks during the meeting.

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