More than 500 Kargil bound passengers airlifted
Srinagar: 31 passengers were airlifted from Kargil to Srinagar and 75 passengers from Srinagar to Kargil, in two sorties of AN-32 aircraft of Indian Air Force and 3 passengers were lifted from Kargil to Chandigarh, an official spokesman said Friday.
He said that 208 passengers were airlifted from Srinagar to Leh and 183 passengers from Jammu to Leh, in two aircrafts of C-130 Hercules Aircraft. Moreover, one dead body and 11 attendants, including 2 infants were also airlifted from Jammu to Kargil in Pawan Hans Mi-172 Helicopter.
Chief Coordinator Kargil Courier Service Er. Aamir Ali while expressing his gratitude to the Indian Air Force, Airport Authority, CISF, CEC LAHDC Kargil, Divisional Commissioner Ladakh, DC Kargil and other associated organisations appreciated Assistant Coordinator, Kargil Courier, Mohmmed Suhail Wani and Liaison Officers Mohammed Yusuf for Jammu, Mujtaba for Srinagar and Anwar Hussain for Kargil and their hardworking team of Assistant Liaison Officers and medical staff, for working with dedication and devotion to ensure that the stranded passengers of Kargil, reach their destinations.
Subject to fair weather, two sorties each of C-130 aircraft have been planned between Srinagar-Leh and Jammu-Leh, on Saturday, besides regular AN-32 Kargil Courier Service, he added.