514 stranded Kargil passengers airlifted
JAMMU, MARCH 6: According to State Coordinator, Kargil Courier Service Aamir Ali, 514 stranded passengers of Kargil district were airlifted in two aircrafts of AN-32 and one aircraft of IL-76 of the Indian Air Force today.
“105 passengers were airlifted in two sorties from Srinagar to Kargil, 41 passengers from Kargil to Srinagar, 62 passengers from Jammu to Kargil and 8 from Kargil to Jammu, besides 298 passengers, including children and infants were airlifted from Udhampur to Leh,” the State Coordinator said.
Due to closure of the Srinagar-Kargil road, the stranded passengers of Kargil at Jammu and Srinagar were provided the facility of AN-32 Kargil Courier Service, which had not operated for the past few days, due to bad weather.
The passengers expressed their gratitude to Chairman Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali and Chief Executive Counsellor LAHDC Kargil Feroz Khan for facilitating these sorties.
The passengers were assisted by Liaison Officers Mohammed Yusuf at Jammu, Assad Ali at Srinagar and Anwar Hussain at Kargil, along with their team of Assistant Liaison Officers.
One sortie of IL76 has been arranged from Srinagar to Leh for March 07. The passengers who have already purchased the tickets have been advised to contact the concerned Liaison Officer Kargil Courier Service at Kargil House Bemina, Srinagar.