Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ladakh, S S Khandare inspected the measures for the replenishment of essential commodities to Ladakh through Zojila Pass during his visit to Gumri Drass on April 13.
SS Khandare took stock of the road conditions as well the necessary arrangements been put in place by the Civil and Police Administration across Zojila axis for smooth movement of trucks and tankers carrying essential commodities into UT Ladakh as per the protocols laid down by the Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh.
IG, ITBP Deepam Seth and Joint Deputy Director IB Ashish Kumar Singh were also present.
Baseer ul Haq Choudhary, DC, Kargil; Dr Vinod Kumar, SSP Kargil and Asgar Ali, SDM Drass briefed the IGP Ladakh regarding necessary arrangements been put in place as per the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to COVID-19 laid down by the Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh.
SS Khandare also visited India Gate to check the avalanches prone zones and sinking areas across the Zojila stretch. He assured DC Kargil that issues related to the smooth movement of vehicles carrying essential commodities will be taken up with the Beacon authorities.
He also inspected screening facilities at Meenamarg for proper screening of drivers and additional staff of the trucks and tankers.
He asked concerned officers to work in close coordination to ensure strict implementation of SOPs for smooth supply of essential commodities into Ladakh.