AN-32 service will operate between Srinagar-Kargil during winter

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Srinagar, Dec 20 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir government has arranged a courier service AN-32 to operate twice a week during winter months between Srinagar and Kargil, which remained cut off from the rest of the country due to closure of national highway because of ten to 20 feet of snowfall at Zojila and zero point.

An official spokesman said today that this decision was taken during a meeting chaired by Minister for Social Welfare Haji Nissar Ali.

Among others Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Mehboob Iqbal, DIG Srinagar-Budgam, Deputy Commissioner Kargil, Director Airport Authorities, SSP Anti-Hijacking and General Manager State Road Transport Corporation(SRTC) attended the meeting.

It was decided in the meeting that SRTC would provide buses to transport passengers from Kargil House here to Srinagar airport and vice-versa.

Security equipment and weighing machine would be installed in the Haj terminal which would be used for convenience of the passengers of the courier service.

In case of delay or postponement of any flight of this courier service, the passengers would be provided refreshment. In that case, the passenger using this service would have to pay a fare of Rs 900 per passenger.

The service would enable people of this region to remain connected even during winter months when the road from Srinagar remains closed.

UNI

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