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106 passengers airlifted from Kargil, Srinagar

Posted on Jan 21, 07:56PM | UNI

The Indian Air Force (IAF) today airlifted 106 passengers stranded at Kargil in Ladakh region and Srinagar.

Officer on Special Duty Aamir Ali in the office of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir said 106 stranded passengers of Kargil were airlifted today, in the Kargil Courier.

Thirtynine passengers were airlifted from Srinagar to Kargil in one sortie, while 67 passengers were airlifted from Kargil to Srinagar in two sorties of AN-32, IAF Planes.

Subject to weather, two sorties of AN-32 Kargil Courier have been planned between Kargil and Jammu tomorrow, he said.

Stranded passengers of Gurez, who have already purchased their air tickets, have been asked to contact Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora and SDM Gurez, so that they can be airlifted from between Bandipora and Dawar tomorrow in MI-17 IAF helicopters.