MANTRA to start air service for Kargil: Akhoon

Jammu, December 27 (Scoop News) –A reputed Air Service Company of New Delhi MANTRA will start operation of 17 seater aeroplane from Jammu to Kargil and Kargil – Jammu from first week of January, 2013.

            This was stated by the Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (C&PD) and Transport  Qamar Ali Akhoon here today after attending a high level meeting of the senior officers of Civil Aviation Department, Relegare and Mantra Air Service Companies held at New Delhi.

            Among others, Joint Secretary, Civil Aviation Dr. Prabhat Kumar, Deputy Director  Lalit Gupta, Managing Director Relegare  Sanjay Godwani and Chief Operating Officer MANTRA  Pankaj Chopra attended the meeting.

            The Minister said that MANTRA has decided to start air service from Jammu to Kargil and Kargil to Jammu for the convenience of the people of Kargil during the winter season as the only surface link to this mountainous area remains cut off due to heavy snow fall for about six months of the year. He said Rs 10,000/- has been fixed as fare charges from Jammu to Kargil per passenger adding that the aeroplane has the capacity to carry   17 passengers at a time.

            The Minister said that the schedule for operating the service shall be announced by the authorities at the time when the first flight will take-off for Kargil from Jammu.