COVID-19: Government evacuates 1,07,970 stranded J&K residents; 75,321 via Lakhanpur, 32,649 through special trains

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 1,07,970 J&K residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.

As per the official data received in this regard, the administrations of Jammu and Kashmir districts have received 41 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 32649 stranded passengers while about 75,321 persons have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.

Therefore, a total of about 1,07,970 J&K residents stranded outside UT have been brought back to the UT by the Jammu and Kashmir government by 41 special trains and a fleet of buses through Lakhanpur after strictly observing all necessary preventive measures regarding the Virus.

As per the detailed break up about the figures, about 1005 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from June 2 to June 3 morning while 863 passengers have reached today in the 21st Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 21 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 17,009 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,640 passengers have reached Udhampur in 20 special trains, so far.

As per the official communiqué, of 75,321 returnees evacuated through Lakhanpur till June 2, 2020 (morning) included 19507 from Punjab; 22113 from Himachal Pardesh, 25 from Andhra Pardesh, 7054 from Delhi, 1411 from Gujrat, 3362 from Rajasthan, 4374 from Haryana, 162 from Chattisgarh, 3640 from Uttarakhand, 1099 from Maharashtra, 4742 from Uttar Pradesh, 64 from Odisha, 268 from Assam and 1199 from Madhya Pradesh, 88 from Dehradun, 1437 from Chandigarh, 698 from Telengana, 122 from Karnataka, 23 from Tamilnadu, 52 from Chennai, 325 from Bihar, 166 from West Bengal, 113 from Jharkhand, 3 from Nepal, 3 from Goa and 3271 from other states and UTs.

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