Army to airlift people stranded on Kashmir highway: Sitharaman

The minister said the army will airlift stranded people including students from Jammu to Srinagar and vice versa.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Feb 11 2019 3:16PM | Updated Date: Feb 11 2019 3:16PM
Army to airlift people stranded on Kashmir highway: SitharamanFile Photo

While acknowledging former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s call to evacuate stranded passengers, Defence Minister Nirmal Sitharaman on Monday said the army will airlift the stranded people from Srinagar-Jammu highway.

The minister said the army will airlift stranded people including students from Jammu to Srinagar and vice versa.

“Army to help air-lift stranded students & others from Jammu to Srinagar & vice versa. Inclement weather affected their movement. Acknowledge the phone call of @MehboobaMufti on this matter. Also just spoke with DC Jammu.  @PIB_India @ANI @SpokespersonMoD @DefenceMinIndia,” Sitharaman tweeted.

Earlier, Mehbooba in her tweet has said that she spoke to the minister regarding the stranded passengers and was assured that arrangements would be made to airlift the people.

“Spoke to @nsitharaman ji regarding passengers who have been stranded in Jammu for many days now. She has assured me that arrangements will be made to airlift them soon,” Mehbooba tweeted.


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