Around 188 passengers, including 87 people from Leh district and 101 from the Zanskar region reached Leh in nine buses on May 25.
Gyal P Wangyal, CEC, Hill Council Leh along with Phuntsog Stanzin, EC Agriculture / Facilitation Officer for the evacuation of stranded Ladakhi passengers received homecoming passengers of UT Ladakh via Manali-Leh road at Dharma Centre, Choglamsar.
CEC and EC asked about the wellbeing of homecoming passengers from Himachal Pradesh and assessed the arrangements made by District Administration Leh including lodging, boarding, and food arrangements for passengers of Zanskar at Dharma Centre, Choglamsar.
He appealed inbound passengers to strictly follow home quarantine advisory including mandatory downloading of the Aarogya Setu app. Also, he urged them to follow social distancing, hand washing and the wearing of masks for a prolonged time and make it a habit.
Senior Officers on Magistrate duty ACR Leh, Rigzin Spalgon; Tehsilder Leh, Gyurmet Namgyal; Nodal Officer, Dharma Centre, Choglamsar, Dr. Tsewang Morup, and Dy. Director, Upshi, Pashmina Goat Project Leh is supervising the arrangements.
Dr. Tsewang Morup said that 250 beds are ready for inbound passengers from Manali at Dharma Center, Choglamsar for their night stay. He said that passengers from Zanskar will move towards Zanskar on May 26.