LEH, Dec 14: Deputy Chairman, LAHDC, Leh, Tsering Sandup along with Member Parliament Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal and Councillor Diskit, Tsering Angchuk called on Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at New Delhi.
They discussed different issues and sought Defence Minister’s intervention in getting good chunk of land from Thoise Airport Nubra for the construction of Terminal Building, and facilities and permission from the concerned to use the airport for commercial aircrafts.
The delegation thanked Rajnath Singh for opening Siachen Base camp for tourists but at the same time requested for issuance of notification in this regard at his earliest so that the tourists may be able to visit the area. The Minister informed the delegation that the documents are under process and assured that the notification shall also be issued soon.
The delegation also requested the Defence Minister for opening Thang area in Nubra for tourists as this area also holds good tourism potential. The delegation brought to the knowledge of the Defence Minister that the porters who died prior to 2014 while serving at the Siachen Glacier did not receive labour compensation where as the porters died after 2014 received good amount of labour compensation.
They demanded same amount of compensation to those porters died before 2014. The Minister on spot issued direction to the concerned officers to look into the matter and submit the report.