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514 stranded passengers of Kargil airlifted

Srinagar, Mar 06: 514 stranded passengers of Kargil were airlifted in two aircrafts of AN-32 and one aircraft of IL-76 of the Indian Air Force on Wednesday.

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, said State Coordinator, Kargil Courier Service Aamir Ali.


Due to closure of the Srinagar-Kargil road, the stranded passengers of Kargil at Jammu and Srinagar are provided the facility of AN-32 Kargil Courier Service, which had not operated for the past few days, due to bad weather, he said.

“One sortie of IL76 has been arranged from Srinagar to Leh on Thursday 7th March. 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,” said Ali.