LAHDC Kargil appreciates the efforts of all authorities on the eve of the closure of the Zojila Pass
_Urges Civil Aviation Deptt Ladakh to start AN-32 services at an earliest_
*Kargil, 06 January 2022:* The Chairman/CEC LAHDC Kargil Feroz Ahmed Khan, in an interaction with the media, has appreciated the efforts of all the authorities including Project VIJAYAK & Beacon, Ladakh Police & Traffic Police Ladakh, District Administration Kargil and Ganderbal, UT Admin Ladakh & Divisional Administration Kashmir Division.
CEC Khan said that the people of Kargil acknowledge the superlative efforts of the BRO agencies in keeping the Zojila Pass open for this long by regularly maintaining the pass despite the bone-chilling cold. He extolled the excellent coordination between the Ganderbal Administration & the Ladakh Police.
Further dwelling upon the challenging situation in which the pass was kept open for this long, he expressed his satisfaction over the great spirit with which the jawans & officers of Ladakh Police & traffic Police worked to facilitate smooth passage for travellers.
He hoped that all the agencies will once again come together with all their might and exemplary coordination to open the Zojila Pass for movement when the winter wanes at the onset of the spring months.
He also expressed gratitude towards the UT Administration Ladakh for procurement of high-powered foreign snow clearing machines which played pivotal role in keeping the Zojila Pass open this far.
When enquired about the transportation during the winter months in the aftermath of the Zojila Pass, he stated that he has written to the Commissioner/Secretary (Civil Aviation) Ladakh to start the AN-32 Air Service for transportation of students, patients, elderly and other resident s of Kargil district to Jammu & Srinagar as per past practice. He urged the Civil Aviation Department and Indian Air Force to start the said service at an earliest.