The Indian Air Drive’s ‘Kargil Courier’ service airlifted over 3,000 stranded passengers in the course of the closure of the 434-kilometre-long Srinagar-Leh Nationwide Freeway this winter, an official mentioned on Tuesday.

The ‘Kargil Courier’ service began from January 18.

In all, 3,228 passengers availed the providers of the AN-32 and the IL-76 plane supplied by the Indian Air Drive for the residents of Ladakh, the official mentioned.

Amongst them, 39 passengers have been airlifted from Jammu to Kargil in an AN-32 sortie on Tuesday, he mentioned.

Whereas the AN-32 plane operated between Kargil and the dual capitals of Jammu and Srinagar, IL-76 sorties have been organized between Srinagar-Leh and Jammu-Leh for stranded passengers, the official mentioned.

As well as, a number of hundred stranded passengers have been airlifted from Chandigarh to Leh within the IL-76 plane on the non-public intervention of Ladakh Lt Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra, he added.

First Printed: Mar 28 2023 | 3:54 PM IST

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