Mayor Srinagar Junaid Azeem Mattu, along with Commissioner SMC Gazanfar Ali and other officers Tuesday visited Srinagar airport and appreciated the “steps being taken to ensure impeccable screening and processing of inbound travellers as the first domestic flights were made operational after suspension of all the flights due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Mayor appreciated the arrangements being made by the Government that has constituted a team headed by Principal Secretary to Housing and Urban development department Dheeraj Gupta, Divisional Commissioner Srinagar, P.K Pole, Secretary Tourism Zubair Ahmed at Sheikhul Alam (RA) International airport.
Officers from District Budgam and District Srinagar were also present on the occasion.
Mattu interacted with the screening and facilitation teams from different departments about different processes and regarding testing of passengers with the health department.
Mattu directed SMC to take every possible steps and adopt all measures to ensure quality sanitisation and protocols at the Airport where flights are expected now.
Commissioner SMC Ali said that SMC in this regard has constituted four teams for sanitation, sterilisation and smooth functioning of decontamination tunnels.
Ali said that “Team A comprising of eight officials assigned with the task of sterilisation shall ensure sterilisation of each and every place and the baggage carried by the passengers on Airport, whereas team B comprising of six officials have been assigned task of sanitation and for that purpose 20 waste bins have been provided for collection of waste from Srinagar Airport which shall be disposed of as per the protocol of solid waste management rules.”
Ali said that the task of the smooth functioning of the decontamination tunnel installed by SMC has been given to team C headed by five officials.
“They shall make sure that each passenger while leaving from Srinagar shall pass through decontamination tunnel to ensure their hygiene and safety,” he said.
Director Airport Authority in this regard has requested SMC for installation of one more decontamination tunnel.