Jammu: Flight operations have resumed between Leh and Jammu, capital cities of union territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir, after remaining suspended for months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The flights will operate every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Also Read - Indian Army Chopper Crash Lands in Jammu And Kashmir's Kathua, 2 Pilots Injured
Paying heed to a request by the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), the Ministry of Civil Aviation resumed Air India flight operations between Leh and Jammu sectors from Thursday, the officials said. Also Read - Secret Tunnel Used to Infiltrate Terrorists From Pakistan Detected in J&K's Kathua | Watch
The resumption of flights between Leh and Jammu will also be beneficial for a number of students and patients, they added. Also Read - 'Can't Even Kiss My Wife', Says Farooq Abdullah, Laments The Pandemic
During winter months, Leh-Srinagar and Leh-Manali roads are closed due to heavy snowfall and people of Ladakh rely solely on flights to travel to other parts of the country.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation had suspended domestic passenger flights across the country in March this year to restrict travel and check the spread of the virus.
(With agency inputs)