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Ahead of IAF air show, traffic suspended on Boulevard, fighter aircrafts hovering over Srinagar

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By: Wani Parvaiz CK


Ahead of Indian Air Force (IAF) show over the Dal waters on Sunday, traffic was suspended on Boulevard up to Harwan on this Mughal Gardan’s route, while the aircrafts were hovering over the skies in Srinagar throughout the day on Saturday.

Due to the air force show, traffic has been suspended on this route and it has resulted in problems to the tourists who are staying in the houseboats or in the hotels in this area.

Security forces and police were alert on this road while a lot of official vehicles were seen coming to the venue at SKICC on Saturday in connection with the IAF air show.

According to Outlook news report on this subject it has said the following on Saturday in its report.

 “As part of ongoing celebration commemorating ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, Air Force Station Srinagar will conduct an air show at Dal lake in Srinagar on September 26. The event, being organised in collaboration with the J & K Government, will be flagged off by Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, at Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre,” a government spokesman said.

The display will include flypast by various aircrafts of the IAF. The paramotor flying and IAF’s skydiving team ‘Akash Ganga’ will be in action at the show. Besides, the symphony orchestra of the IAF would be adding to the event.

“Ambassadors of IAF’, Suryakiran Aerobatic Display Team, will be performing in the valley after a gap of 14 years. The event, titled “Give Wings to Your Dreams” would also consist of a photo exhibition at the venue to highlight the history of IAF,” a government spokesman said.

With inputs from Outlook

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