LG to airlift stranded Ladakhi passengers from Chandigarh

VoL Desk, Feb. 24: The new Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brig, (Dr) B.D. Mishra (Retd), arranged to airlift Ladakhi passengers from Chandigarh who are stranded in Delhi and Chandigarh, tweeted the LG office today.

“This is a request to my dear fellow Ladakhis, who are stranded in Delhi and want to travel back to Ladakh; we have arranged to airlift you all from Chandigarh, IAF MCC (Indian Air Force) base”, read a tweet by the LG office.

“Please contact Ladakh Bhawan in New Delhi for further details: Ph. +91 1124100198”, the tweet added.

Pertinent to mention that the air service fares for Ladakh nowadays are going high which has left hundreds of Ladakhi passengers stranded in Delhi, Jammu, Chandigarh, and Srinagar.

Over a telephonic call with Minister of Civil Aviation, GoI, Jyotiraditya M Scindia, the Lt. Gov, took up the issue of exorbitant airfares to Ladakh.

He also appraised the Minister of the need for additional flights and regulating cargo rates to Ladakh.

The Lt. Governor shall pursue the matter further in person with the Minister to seek necessary solutions to the problem faced by the Ladakhi passengers, read a tweet.

Earlier, on Feb. 23, former MLA from Nubra, Deldan Namgyal had met the Lt. Gov Ladakh at Raj Niwas today. Namgyal apprised the Lt. Gov of the need for the resumption of airlifting civil passengers from Thoise, Nubra, and requested intervention.


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