Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Kashmir gains as GoAir goes cherry-picking to Srinagar

Srinagar: Luscious cherries from Kashmir may not be a distant dream for Mumbaikars anymore. The Kashmir government is pinning hopes on GoAir, which launched a twice-a-week Mumbai-Srinagar flight on April 6, to solve the problem of transporting the fruit.“Shipping cherries to the rest of the country has been a huge problem.
I hope GoAir takes care of our cargo as well,” said Muzaffar Hussain Beig, deputy chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir, while welcoming the managing director of GoAir, Jeh Wadia to Srinagar. GoAir became the first airline ever to start a direct flight from Mumbai to Srinagar.
It also hopes to start operations to Srinagar from Delhi, which will give a major boost to the tourism industry that is likely to attract 12 lakh tourists this year.
11/04/06 Sanat Vallikappen /Daily News & Analysis