Centre scraps mandatory baggage identification at JK airports; Mehbooba welcomes

Centre scraps mandatory baggage identification at JK airports; Mehbooba welcomes
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Srinagar, May 31: In a bid to ensure hassle-free journey for the travellers, the union government scrapped of mandatory baggage identification by travellers at the airports in all the regions of Jammu and Kashmir.
The announcement was made by the Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu through his twitter post, saying that the government is committed to make delightful and hassle-free journey for the travellers.
“Furthering our mission of enhancing citizen convenience, we have done away with mandatory baggage identification by passengers at Jammu, Srinagar and Leh airports. We remain committed to making your journey delightful and hassle-free,” Suresh Prabhu tweeted.
Earlier, it was mandatory for the passenger to go through the mandatory baggage identification after check-in travelling out of Srinagar, Leh and Jammu airports due to security reasons.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday thanked the Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu for scrapping the mandatory baggage identification by the travelers at the airports in Jammu and Kashmir.
Mehbooba said that such a decision from the centre will go a long way in lessening the inconvenience and enhancing the travel experience.
She also stated that she would request him to look into airline ticket pricing to J&K to ease the burden for budget travellers.
“Thankful to @sureshpprabhu ji. This decision will go a long way in lessening the inconvenience & enhancing the travel experience. Would also request him to look into airline ticket pricing to J&K to ease the burden for budget travellers,” Mehbooba tweeted.