After being taken for a ride by air passenger carrier, Go Air, on Friday, scores of Kashmiri students are on their way to winter capital this time.
The students were aboard Go Air’s G8/180 which was scheduled to drop them I Jammu this afternoon, however, the plane landed at Union capital. The Go Air authorities had cited “bad weather” problem but many passenger planes took off and landed at Jammu airport on schedule, sources said.
Kashmir Life had received scores of calls from aggrieved students who are appearing in All India level GATE on Saturday in Jammu. The exam is held once in a year and the centres for Kashmiri engineering aspirants are located outside the valley.
Go Air’s official Facebook page commented on a post reading: “We would like to share with you that G8-180/29 January from Srinagar to Jammu was diverted to New Delhi due to bad weather which was beyond the control of the airline. Special road transport has been arranged for these students today, since this was the only option available for travel to Jammu. Rest of the passengers will be offered alternate flights to reach their destinations as planned.”
Meanwhile, the students told Kashmir Life that they are on their way to Jammu this time. “We will be in Jammu around early morning but it is difficult for us to concentrate studies and the exam thereof.”