Ladakh, the newly created Union Territory, is looking for a spike in the tourist arrivals with more support from the centre and the initiatives to promote tourism there.
Recently, the government has launched the supply of special winter-grade diesel for high altitude Ladakh, which faces sub-zero temperatures during the winter months. Motorists in high-altitude areas like Ladakh, Kargil, Kaza and Keylong face the problem of freezing of diesel in their vehicles when winter temperatures drop to as low as minus 30 degree celsius.
Under UDAN 4.0, the Union Aviation Ministry has put on offer bids for two underserved airports at Kargil and Thoise in Ladakh region with a view to improve the connectivity.
On Oct. 31, India split the disputed former state of Jammu and Kashmir in half, with Ladakh becoming one of two new union territories.