Subsidised heli service starts in Drass

SRINAGAR: For the convenience of locals, first subsidised helicopter services were started on Tuesday in Drass, a press note issued Tuesday read.
On Tuesday, two sorties, to and fro, were flown to airlift passengers from Drass to Srinagar through PAWAN HANS Limited subsidised helicopter services. The service is run by the state government.
According to the press note, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan had already started the subsidised helicopter services on routes of four districts Leh, Kargil, Kupwara and Bandipora to ensure hassle-free journey of locals from snow bound and cut-off areas.
These sorties will take off from Srinagar airport at 9:30 am as per the already notified schedule, except Sundays. TRC Srinagar has been designated as the ticket counter in Srinagar. The tickets would also be available at the respective offices of additional deputy commissioners and SDM of the said districts, the press note added.