Umrah pilgrims stranded at airport IGI Airport flown to Srinagar

All necessary arrangements including their stay in New Delhi has also been made by Air India.

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Jammu, Feb 08 (Only Kashmir): Taking cognizance of the stranded Umrah pilgrims matter, the Union Civil Aviation Ministry on the request of state government flown back 180 passengers in Air India Flight 2827 which landed at Srinagar Airport later in the day and the remaining passengers are scheduled to fly back to Srinagar on Saturday.
All necessary arrangements including their stay in New Delhi has also been made by Air India.
Pertinently, hundreds of Kashmiri pilgrims after performing Umrah at Saudi Arabia reached New Delhi but could not travel further because of cancellation of flights to Srinagar.
Governor Satya Pal Malik directed the administration for making alternate travel arrangements for all such people stranded at Srinagar and Delhi.
Meanwhile, 179 students were flown to Jammu through a special aircraft provided by Air Force authorities for appearing in GATE.