Friday, January 20, 2012

Govt seeks IAF aircrafts to rescue stranded people

The State Government has requested Indian Air Force (IAF) for aircrafts to rescue stranded people between Srinagar and Jammu, which remained cut off from the rest of the country due to heavy snowfall.

Heavy snowfall has blocked Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the only road link with outside world.

The vital highway has been closed for passenger traffic since the last one week after it was severely affected due to landslides and snowfall.

“The government is making special arrangements for IAF aircraft for airlifting stranded passengers between Srinagar and Jammu, subject to availability of aircraft,” an official said. 

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