MANTRA, an air service company of New Delhi will start its operation of 17 seated Aeroplane from between Jammu and Kargil from first week of January, 2013.
Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (C&PD) and Transport, Qamar Ali Akhoon said on Thursday, after a high level meeting of the senior officers of Civil Aviation Department, held in New Delhi.
The Minister said that MANTRA has decided to start the 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.