Naval Air Station INS Garuda at Kochi has been cleared for operating civil flights commencing tomorrow morning. Cochin naval base will also start operations with ATR-72 from tomorrow.
A joint team comprising representatives from DGCA, BCAS, CISF, AAI and Indian Navy carried out inspection of Cochin Naval Base today to check the feasibility of scheduled operations from there.
An official release said, based upon request received from Kerala Government to facilitate them in air dropping of relief material, DGCA is in contact with 3 private helicopter operators to carry out such relief operations.
These operators are currently coordinating with State Government officials.