Omar, Mehbooba express concern over stranded Umrah passengers


Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday expressed concern over reports that over 300 Umrah passengers have been stranded at Delhi airport due to the suspension of air traffic at Srinagar airport since Wednesday urged the authorities to immediately intervene to assist the stranded pilgrims.

Taking to social networking site Twitter Omar wrote: “The Resident Commissioner’s office in Delhi should depute some officers to visit these people stuck in Delhi airport because of flight cancellations & provide whatever assistance is possible. cc @jandkgovernor(sic).”

“I just spoke to the Advisor to the Governor Jb Khursheed Ganai. I’ve requested him to instruct the Resident Commissioner in Delhi to immediately intervene to assist the pilgrims stranded in Delhi(sic),” Omar tweeted.

PDP President Mehbooba Mufti also took to microblogging site Twitter wrote: “Serious issue of stranded  Umrah passengers at Delhi Airports.Airlines are giving next date of traveling after 10 – 15 days . Spoke with RC in Delhi to make alternate arrangements for their travel at the earliest and also facilitate their stay in the meantime (sic).”


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