STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Airports Authority of India (AAI), Jammu came forward to facilitate airlifting of stranded passengers in Jammu by accommodating operation of rescue flights planned by IAF during last three days as per requirement of the State authorities. In wake of recent heavy snowfall in Kashmir and landslides on Jammu Srinagar highway, a number of people got stranded in Jammu. In rescue flights operated on Sunday and Monday, around 893 passengers were airlifted from Jammu Airport. The AAI has made special arrangements to accommodate above movements including late evening departure while ensuring least effect to the normal Aircraft movement from the civil dispersal in wake of the sheer size of transport aircraft deployed by IAF for the purpose, thereby providing a huge relief to the stranded people including students. Although these people created ruckus on the city side of the airport on Tuesday to the extent of damaging AAI property and causing inconvenience to bonafide passengers and were controlled with use of police force. However on Tuesday security personnel were ferried by these additional flights.
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