Lungnak gets a Post Office

Chief Postmaster General, John Samuel, visited the Kargil area in response to the reported delay of delivering parcels during winter months. During his visit he announced the opening of a new post office in Lungnak, no doubt taking advantage of the ever encroaching road that is slowly pushing up the valley. Complaints from the trade union and shopkeepers highlighted the delay of parcels during the winter season, an indication that despite rapid development in some sectors, Zanskar continues to grind to a halt every winter. More details on the story here.