Over 500 stranded passengers have been airlifted in separate sorties by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in Jammu and Kashmir. State Coordinator, Kargil Courier Service, Aamir Ali said, as many as 105 passengers were airlifted in two sorties from Srinagar to Kargil, 41 passengers from Kargil to Srinagar, 62 passengers from Jammu to Kargil and eight from Kargil to Jammu.
He said, around 300 passengers, including children and infants, were airlifted from Udhampur to Leh. The official said, due to the closure of the Srinagar-Kargil-Leh road, the stranded passengers of Kargil at Jammu and Srinagar were provided the facility of AN-32 aircraft, which had not operated for the last few days due to bad weather. (AIR NEWS)