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Srinagar, Jammu, Amritsar, Leh, Chandigarh airports closed for civilian air traffic

The crash site of Indian Air Force's MiG 27 at Budgam, in Kashmir on February 27, 2019.

The crash site of Indian Air Force's MiG 27 at Budgam, in Kashmir on February 27, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

The Srinagar, Jammu, Chandigarh, Amritsar and Leh airports were closed on Wednesday for civilian air traffic due to the emerging situation after the Indian Air Force's strikes on Balakot in Pakistan in the early hours of Tuesday. (The airspace closure has been lifted, Airports Authority of India Guruprasad Mohapatra tells The Hindu in the afternoon).

Earlier, in Srinagar, an official of the Airports Authority of India told PTI, “The civilian air traffic has been suspended temporarily in view of the emergency“. He, however, did not specify the nature of the 'emergency'.

 

Officials said they received instructions from air traffic controllers that the airports have been shut for civilian flights.

Some of the flights en route to the Jammu, Leh and Srinagar airports have been diverted to their origin stations, they added.

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