On Monday, private airline Go First signed an agreement with the UAE-based Lulu Group to transport cargo from Srinagar to Sharjah. Go First was the first airline to start direct international connection from the Kashmir Valley and has now also become the first airline to start the international cargo services from the sector.
The MoU was signed between Go First Head (Corporate Affairs) Mohit Dwivedi and Lulu Group Director Salim M.A., in the presence of Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce, and Administrative Secretary, Civil Aviation department, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, Ranjan Thakur.
The Lulu Group director said there were immense export opportunities in Kashmir: "On behalf of the Lulu, I am very thankful to the Government of Jammu and Kashmir as well as the Government of India for giving us the opportunity to come to Kashmir. We are quite surprised to see the immense opportunities that we have for the exports from here. As Lulu, we will be able to take a lot of fruit, vegetables and antique and craft and a lot more items. We assure you that we will do our best to export goods from Kashmir.”