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Civil Aviation Department has done yeoman service during the hour of need, such as during natural calamities, which have struck the state, e.g. the snow Tsunami which struck the areas of Waltengu Anantnag and Kapran Anantnag in February, 2005 and the devastating earthquake which brought huge devastation of property and loss of life in the area of Uri, Tangdhar and Poonch in October, 2005. We have performed with exceptional grit and determination during floods in Srinagar in September 2014.

Rescue efforts by helicopters in September 2014

1. BELL 407

2. Agusta 109


The Department runs a courier service at highly subsidized rates for the general public residing in the Tangdhar and Gurez sectors, when the surface communication to and from these area get cut in winter months. Suffice to mention here that all flying commitments allotted to the department by the state government are completed well in time and in good form. Civil Aviation Department has endeavored to provide accident/incident free flying operation. Department has been instrumental in promoting and starting helicopter service to Shri Amarnath Ji cave in year 2004 which now is a regular feature looked after by SASB.