2,100 people availed ‘Kargil Courier’ services this winter: Officials
Srinagar: Over 2,100 people availed the AN-32 ‘Kargil Courier’ service operated by the Indian Air Force between Kargil and the twin capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar during this winter, officials said here on Thursday.
“While 275 passengers were airlifted from Kargil to Srinagar, 614 travelled on the IAF-operated service from Srinagar to Kargil,” they said.
The officials said 316 passengers travelled from Kargil to Jammu and 903 passengers made the journey from Jammu to Kargil.
This year, tickets to the service were made available online by the information technology department of the union territory of Ladakh.
The ‘Kargil Courier’ service was launched to ensure winter connectivity for the people of Kargil who are cut off from the rest of the country due to the blockade of the road to Srinagar caused by heavy snowfall.