Zojila November 19(MK):-
Jammu and Kashmir police launched a massive rescue operation after a fresh spell of heavy snowfall at Zojila and evacuated several stranded vehicles and passengers.
Rescue teams of Jammu and Kashmir Police assisted by the Beacon personnel started the rescue operations on Srinagar- Leh National Highway at Zojila after several vehicles and passengers got stranded due to heavy snowfall in the area.
After strenuous efforts, the rescue teams managed to safely evacuate all the 250 stranded passengers and 82 vehicles which include 70 Trucks, 04 Buses and 08 Light motor vehicles. All these vehicles and passengers were shifted to Sonamarg by the rescue teams.
Pertinently the rescue operations were started at 2.30 AM midnight. Concerned territorial officers were part of the rescue operations.
Drivers commuting on Srinagar-Leh National Highway are requested to use chains on their vehicles before undertaking their journeys.