Flights being arranged in phased manner to bring back stranded Ladakh passengers
Leh: Lieutenant Governor Brig BD Mishra Sunday said to bring back stranded passengers flights are being arranged in phased manner.
“From Jammu, our people have safely landed back home in two batches with 205 and 188 passengers in each batch,” the LG said.
Taking on to social media Twitter handle, Office of the Lt. Governor, Ladakh wrote, from Chandigarh to Thoise, 221 passengers have arrived in the first batch.
More flights are being arranged for our people stranded at other locations, it read.
Earlier, the LG Mishra has stated, “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, Indian Air FOrce base.”
The people stranded were advised to contact Ladakh Bhawan in New Delhi for further details: Ph. +91 1124100198
Subsequently, the administration had informed that Flights scheduled for tomorrow (Feb 26) to airlift passengers back home:
1. Jammu to Leh :26th Feb
(Liaison Officer: Sh. Dawa: 9469541633)
2. Chandigarh to Thoise :26th Feb
(Liaison Officer: Sh. Amjad: 9797643415)
We are giving preference to patients, senior citizens & emergency cases.
Meanwhile, as per the administration, Ladakhi passengers stranded at Jammu and Chandigarh have been evacuated back home safely; a total of 393 passengers airlifted from Jammu to Leh and 221 from Chandigarh to Thoise, Nubra in three Indian Airforce’s IL sorties.
Dy Chairman, Tsering Angchuk personally monitored the facilities at Those airfield in Nubra today.
He was accompanied by Sub-Divisional officers led by SDM Nubra. The Administration also arranged transport facilities for the passengers to ferry them from Leh airfield as well.
Passengers expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the UT Administration led by LG Ladakh, Brig. (Dr) B.D Mishra (Retd), MP Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, and Chairman/CEC, Adv. Tashi Gyalson for their efforts in arranging air sorties to evacuate locals stranded at different locations outside Ladakh.
It is to inform that more flights are being arranged for Ladakhis stranded at other locations as informed by the UT Administration Ladakh.