Tourist footfall increases at Sgr Airport as valley witness decline in covid cases

Srinagar, Aug 16: After decline in the Covid-19 positive cases, the daily footfall at the Srinagar International Airport has shown a significant improvement of late, as daily arrivals including tourists have reached 8000 a day.

Director Srinagar International Airport, Kuldeep Singh while speaking said that with the decline in Covid-19 positive cases in the valley along with the other parts of India , the airport witnessed an average of 7923 passengers daily on 33 arrivals and departures in July last month.

According to the official figures, the last two months recorded a footfall of around 4, 10,756 passengers, while the month of June recorded a footfall around 1, 65,126, and the month of July recorded around 2, 45,630 passengers.

The increase in the footfall is seen after the tourism department immunized the stakeholders holders associated with the tourism industry and with its revival program in the valley after announcing the opening of unexplored tourist destinations and adventure trekking routes.

“Frequent announcements on the public address system are made urging the passengers to maintain social distance and to follow all the Covid sops and guidelines. Further we are also ensuring that no visitors or passengers enter the terminal building without a face mask,” Singh said.

Singh said that there are around 33 flight movements on daily basis these days which also includes the night flight operations at Srinagar International Airport.

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