*Door-to-door delivery of essential commodities begins
LEH, Mar 27: Amid outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, Divisional Commissioner/ Secretary Transport UT Ladakh Saugat Biswas issued advisory regarding movement of trucks and tankers carrying essential commodities via Zojila pass from March 29.
The order reads that only one driver and a helper will be allowed with each of the loaded trucks and tankers. Medical camp with screening facilities will be established at Meena-Marg by the District Administration Kargil, trucks carrying food and vegetables items for Kargil District will be escorted in double escort system from Meena-Marg to be organized by the IGP Ladakh, the order reads further.
“The trucks carrying food grains of FCI will terminate at FCI Central Godown, Kargil. Assistant Labour Commissioner Kargil will provide required labour force for offloading the trucks at Khri Sultan Cho Stadium Bemathang, out of the registered labour force available”, the order reads.
Vehicles coming to Leh will be allowed to move in a convoy and will be escorted under a double escort system to be organized by the IGP Ladakh. The convoy will not stop anywhere other than at the designated camps en-route to Leh. These designated camps will be established by the respective District Administrations at Meena-Marg, Wakha and Likir.
IGP Ladakh will facilitate separate Police escorts for smaller convoys. On arrival at Leh, the trucks carrying food items including vegetables will terminate at Choglamsar distribution depot. The trucks and tankers carrying food grains of FCI and POL will terminate at FCI Central Godown, Leh and IOCL/ HPCL Depots respectively.
Meanwhile, in a move to inculcate the importance of containment period more seriously, the District Administration of UT Ladakh has taken a step by sticking ‘home quarantined’ stickers at the doors of the house owners who are required to stay under home quarantine.
Amidst all concern regarding essential commodities during the lock-down period, District Administration Leh, under the supervision of the Deputy Commissioner Leh Sachin Kumar Vaishya, facilitated door-to-door delivery of essential commodities, medicines and distribution of ration among labours/daily wagers across the district.
In the wake of shortage of some essential commodities, the UT Administration is making its effort to arrange them at the earliest and appeals for cooperation from the general public.