Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said the Army will airlift stranded students and others from Srinagar to Jammu and vice-versa as the national highway, the only surface link that connects the valley with rest of the country, is blocked due to heavy snowfall.
She said she acknowledged the phone call of PDP supremo and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti on this matter and also spoke with Deputy Commissioner of Jammu.
“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,” the Defence Minister tweeted.
Earlier today, Mehbooba Mufti said that she spoke with Defence Minister regarding the stranded passengers and was assured that arrangements would be made to airlift the people. Read More