Kargil residents stranded in Jmu, Sgr demand airlifting

Published at March 27, 2016 12:41 AM 0Comment(s)4476views

Sajjad Kargili


Thousands of Kargil bound passengers in Srinagar and Jammu have been stranded after heavy snowfall in Kargil district. 

The Srinagar-Leh road again closed after it was opened in the first week of March after remaining closed for three months. 

The administration stranded passengers said has failed to facilitate the stranded passengers.

They said many patients are still waiting for AN32 Service in Jammu and Srinagar.

Stranded passengers told Rising Kashmir if the administration had allowed traffic to run  between 5 to 15 March then the passengers would not have been stranded in Srinagar and Jammu. 

J&K Legislative Council Chairman Haji Anayat Ali and MLA Kargil Asgar Karbalai had earlier demanded that IL76 army aircraft may be put in service to ferry the stranded passengers from Jammu to Leh and from  Srinagar to Leh. 

In response to that Government of India had managed C-17 Indian Air Force aircraft to lift stranded passengers but the passengers said the arrangements need to be made on a larger scale. 


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