In view of the prevailing situation due to COVID-19, District Magistrate Leh, Sachin Kumar Vaishya issued an order under section 144 OF CrPC, 1973, restricting all types of religious, social or any gatherings and assembly of five or more persons.
The order further states that all hotels, homestays, guest houses, resorts & camps, garden restaurants, and cafeteria, etc. will also remain closed.
A complete ban on plying of taxis meant for carrying passengers within the municipal limit of Leh town. However, taxi, tempo travelers, etc., carrying passengers for places other than Leh town shall be exempted from the purview of this order
All fair price shops, groceries, general stores (Dealers/Distributors/Retailers) shall be exempted from the purview of this order
Also, all government & private offices except for Secretariat, UT Ladakh; all Director’s offices headquartered at Leh; IG office; all offices entrusted with law and order, Revenue, Traffic, and Transport duty; PWD, PHE, PDD offices (but no collection of PDD bills till 15th April 2020), FCS&CA stores and offices, Cooperative stores, and offices, Medical Department, Municipal Committee, Treasury office, and Labor office; all banks/ATMs (all sanitary precautions shall be taken care of by the concerned bank); Fire & Emergency Services; Post Offices; and Airport Leh will be closed.