Those stranded in Srinagar, Jammu to be airlifted

Srinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Friday announced it has made special arrangements with the Indian Air Force for airlifting the passengers stranded between Srinagar and Jammu Saturday and Sunday.

“All those stranded passengers at Srinagar who have already registered themselves at the tourist reception centre (TRC), Srinagar, have been asked to report to the Srinagar airport at 8.00 a.m. on Saturday, 21st January 2012 and bring along with them proof of their identity,” said an official statement issued here.
“Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) has arranged special bus services from the TRC to Srinagar airport at 7.30 a.m. on Jan 21, 2012,” it added.
A senior official also said the same arrangement would continue on Sunday to help the passengers stranded in Srinagar and Jammu.
Scores of locals and tourists are stranded in Srinagar because of the closure of Srinagar-Jammu national highway, which was opened for one-way traffic Friday evening. They would be airlifted to Jammu.
Similarly, scores of passengers are also stranded in Jammu who would now benefit from the special airlifting arrangements made by the state government with the assistance of the Indian Air Force. They would be brought to Srinagar.