On Wednesday, around 514 passengers have stranded in Jammu and Kashmir were airlifted in separate sorties by the IAF, reports an official.
State Coordinator of Kargil Courier Service, Aamir Ali informed that “as many as 105 passengers were airlifted in two sorties from Srinagar to Kargil, 41 passengers from Kargil to Srinagar, 62 passengers from Jammu to Kargil and eight from Kargil to Jammu.”
Mr. Ali continued, “Besides 298 passengers, including children and infants were airlifted from Udhampur to Leh.”
Due to the closure of Srinagar-Kargil-Leh Road, the stranded passengers of Kargil at Srinagar and Jammu were offered the facility of AB-32 aircraft, which had not been in operation for the last few days because of bad weather prevailing in the region, reports Mr. Ali.
The facilitated passengers have expressed their gratitude to the Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC Kargil Feroz Khan and Chairman of Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali for facilitating the sorties.
The stranded passengers were assisted by Assad Ali, Liaison Officers Mohammed Yusuf at Jammu at Srinagar and Anwar Hussain at Kargil, along with Assistant Liaison Officers’ team.
On March 7, one sortie of IL-76 has also been arranged from Srinagar to Leh.
The passengers, who have already bought the tickets have been asked to contact the concerned Liaison Officer Kargil Courier Service at Kargil House Bemina, Srinagar, added Mr. Ali.