IAF operates special flight to Kargil to help stranded people


New Delhi, Jan 12: After blockage of many roads in Jammu and Kashmir due to heavy snowfall, Indian Air Force is operating a special flight between Jammu and Kargil on the request of Jammu and Kashmir’s government to facilitate passage of stranded people, a statement said.

“On request of J&K government, the IAF is operating special courier between Jammu and Kargil to facilitate the people stranded due to closure of passes following heavy snowfall,” a statement said.

On Wednesday, an AN-32 aircraft from Chandigarh ferried 31 passengers from Kargil to Jammu and 46 passengers from Jammu to Kargil.

A flight was scheduled for Tuesday, but could not operate due to bad weather.

Almost every year during peak winters, the special flight is operated on request of the state government.

 Wefornews Bureau

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