The CISF is scheduled to take over on August Four the safety of the Leh airport, the nation’s highest-altitude business aerodrome within the newly created Union Territory of Ladakh, officers mentioned.
A contingent of about 100 CISF personnel will present round the clock, armed safety on the strategically essential airport, situated at 3,256 metres above sea stage, they mentioned.
The Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, operated by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), would be the 64th civil airport to be introduced underneath the duvet of the Central Industrial Safety Drive (CISF). It’s guarded by the native police at current.
Ladakh grew to become a UT on October 31 final yr after the central authorities revoked the particular standing given to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it into UTs.
The CISF, the 1.62 lakh personnel robust paramilitary designated because the nationwide civil aviation safety power, will take over the Leh airport safety after a proper induction ceremony scheduled for August 4, officers mentioned.
CISF Director Normal (DG) Rajesh Ranjan and senior officers of the AAI and Ladakh UT will likely be current throughout the occasion, they mentioned.
The power has a particular aviation safety group (ASG) to supply counter-terror cowl to the airports and it has taken over such passenger amenities at Srinagar and Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) in February and March respectively.
Air India, Vistara, GoAir and SpiceJet function business passenger flights between Leh and Delhi.
A brand new passenger terminal on the airport is being constructed at a price of Rs 480 crore and is predicted to be accomplished by September subsequent yr.
Handover of the three strategically essential and delicate airports of Srinagar, Jammu and Leh to the CISF was expedited after Jammu and Kashmir Police officer Davinder Singh was arrested from Srinagar in January whereas he was allegedly ferrying three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists.