Srinagar: Expressing concern over reports that over 300 Umrah passengers have been stranded at Delhi airport due to suspension of air traffic at Srinagar airport since Wednesday, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah urged the authorities to immediately intervene to assist the pilgrims stranded in the national capital.
“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,” Mr Abdullah, who is the former chief minister of J&K, wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
Meanwhile, Ms Mehbooba, who is also the former chief minister of the state, 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.”
Both the leaders were reacting to a tweet, which read, “300 umrah Passengers heading towards @Aaisnrairport are stranded at @DelhiAirport @airindiain has not provided any refreshment since morning @DCPIGI @OmarAbdullah @jandkgovernor.”