Srinagar, Jan 30: A delegation of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Inc) led by Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad, President on Wednesday met Divya Mohan, General Manager-Commercial, Northern Region, Air India Ltd at her office chambers to discuss and deliberate various issues confronted by travel trade.
The spokesman said that various issues regarding night flights, facilities and functioning of Air India were discussed in detail. It was discussed in the meeting that Air India is working out to launch night flights to and fro from Srinagar soon. She assured the delegation about the commercial viability of night flights.
She has been kind enough to assure the delegation about working on Srinagar –Jeddah direct flights as the load since the last two years has increased tremendously.
She also agreed on demand of increase in Air tickets of Umrah Pilgrims to be enhanced to the level of 100 to 200 seats at Srinagar city office and enable IATA holders to issue tickets against Bank guarantees.
The General Manager Commercial, Air India gave full assurance that all the issues raised by the Chamber will be considered on top priority.
Meanwhile, Nasir Hamid Khan, Senior Vice President, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry was called on Kewal Kumar Sharma, Hon’ble Advisor to HE The Governor of J&K in the Civil Secretariat, Jammu for seeking the re-scheduling of an instalment under amnesty scheme order No:-PA/ACSTK/54 Dated: 22nd January 2019.
The KCCI spokesman said that Hon’ble Advisor was apprised about the need for re-scheduling of the scheme in light of the extensions given for submitting the first instalment which was 14th December, 201.
The Advisor was requested that suitable gap for submission of 2nd instalment needed to be given to dealers in light of the original schedule which had a gap of twelve months between each instalment. Dealers having deposited the first instalment only a month ago, a majority of dealers were not in a position to submit back to back instalments because of acute financial constraints.
Failure to re-schedule the Amnesty Scheme could result in defeating the very objective of the Amnesty Scheme and would give rise to numerous complications. The Hon’ble Advisor assured the Senior Vice President due consideration would be given to the request.