The Ministry of Home announced free air travel for personnel belonging to the Central Police Forces who were deployed in Jammu and Kashmir. They forces can avail the facility if they’re going home or reporting back to duty.
This announcement will do good to security forces by saving money, time and giving them a choice to not use dangerous roads.
The Home Ministry tweeted, “The decision will immediately benefit approximately 780,000 personnel of the CAPFs in the ranks of Constable, Head Constable & ASI who were otherwise not eligible earlier. This includes journey on duty and journey on leave, i.e; while going on leave from J&K to home and return.”
Routes approved for free air travel were Delhi-Jammu, Jammu-Srinagar, Srinagar-Jammu, and Jammu-Delhi.
The home ministry also stressed that they’ll contact airforce for transport if needed.
On Valentine’s day last week, a 78 vehicle convoy was attacked in Jammu-Srinagar highway when a car fitted with 60 kilograms of RDX exploded killing 40 CRPF members. The Jaish-e-Mohammed, a Pakistani based terror outfit claimed responsibility.