CEC JTN calls on Jayant Sinha

An official spokesman said that the duo raised the issues of expensive airfare and limited air transport facilities for the people of Ladakh region.

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New Delhi, Publish Date: Jan 12 2019 1:46AM | Updated Date: Jan 12 2019 1:46AM
CEC JTN calls on Jayant Sinha

Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC, Leh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal along with Phunchok Stanzin executive councilor (Agri) called on Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha here on Friday.

An official spokesman said that the duo raised the issues of expensive airfare and limited air transport facilities for the people of Ladakh region. 

The CEC JTN urged Jayant Sinha to address the long pending demand of subsidized air tariff, capping of the airfare or framing flat flight rate for the Ladakhi people and the government employees working in the Ladakh region. He requested him to work out an arrangement whereby the bonafide local residents of Ladakh could be benefited.

 He said that travelling by air is not a luxury but a compulsion for Ladakhis, due to the closure of two vital highways for six to seven months in winter which virtually makes it impossible for section of society such as patients, students, pilgrims and others to visit other parts for the country.

The CEC also apprised the Minister about Nubra valley which is visited by about two lakh tourists every year in summer months and most importantly inhabitants facing difficulty in absence of air service facility in the Nubra valley.

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