Last Updated: January 18, 2023, 21:43 IST
The Indian Air Force on Wednesday commenced a key air courier service that serves the folks of Kargil and ferried greater than 30 folks back and forth Srinagar, officers stated.
The civilian inhabitants of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh face challenges within the winters resulting from closure of street from Srinagar to Kargil resulting from snowfall.
“As many as 35 passengers have been lifted at this time. Sixteen passengers have been airlifted from Srinagar to Kargil and 15 passengers from Kargil to Srinagar within the Indian Air Force AN-32 plane”, an official said.
Four passengers, including a patient, were also lifted in Mi-17 and Pawan Hans helicopters from Kargil to Srinagar, they said.
During these difficult times, IAF provides airlift to the locals from Srinagar to Kargil and from Kargil to Jammu-Srinagar, they said.
IAF also assists by evacuating patients using helicopters from remote locations, they said.
“This yr courier companies from Kargil to Srinagar and Jammu will start from January 18 and can proceed all through the street closure interval.
“The courier services will operate between Srinagar and Kargil on every Monday and Wednesday and between Kargil and Jammu on every Tuesday and Thursday,” official stated.
A coordination assembly was held lately between representatives of IAF and civil authorities to work out the modalities and particulars of the courier companies.
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