STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The administration of Ladkah UT on Friday rolled out Excise Policy for year 2020. As per the order issued by Finance Department, Ladakh UT, the Excise Policy enunciated as hereunder comes into force with effect from July 1, 2020 and shall continue to remain in force till 31st March 2021. However, the Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh may revisit and revise the same at any point during the course of the year if the emergent situation warrants so, the order stated. The new policy aims to rationalize the number of taxes, duties and other levies to optimize revenues for common good, and bring about greater social consciousness about the harmful effects of consumption of liquor and alcoholic beverages.
Under the Vande Bharat Mission, Air India and Air India Express have uplifted 2,67,436 stranded passengers, and other charters have uplifted 4,86,811 stranded passengers during May 6 to July 30 period, it added.
As part of allowing gradual movement of passenger traffic amid the pandemic situation, ‘Transport Bubble’ agreements have been signed with the US, France, and Germany.
“Recently, ‘Transport Bubble’ agreement has also been signed with Kuwait to uplift stranded passenger both to/ from India. More similar arrangements are likely to fructify and ease passenger movements from different countries,” the statement said.
Such bilateral agreements allow operation of flights between the two countries subject to a set of regulations.
International flight services to and from India remain suspended since March 23 due to the pandemic.
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