The Government of India has scrapped the mandatory identification of baggage at the airports of Jammu and Kashmir.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu in a tweet while announcing the development added that the government remains committed in making the journey of passengers delightful and hassle-free.
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 (@sureshpprabhu) May 30, 2018
Baggage identification after check-in was mandatory for passengers travelling out of Srinagar, Leh and Jammu airports due to security reasons.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday welcomed the Centre’s move of scrapping the mandatory baggage identification by the travelers at the airports in Jammu and Kashmir.
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. https://t.co/pDMpX56sB9
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) May 31, 2018