COVID-19: Government evacuates 1,83,502 stranded J&K residents; 1,24,670 via Lakhanpur, 58,832 through special trains

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 1,83,502 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 Jammu and Kashmir administration has received 72 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 58,832 passengers while about 1,24,670 persons from other states and UTs including 658 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.

As per the detailed breakup of the figures, about 1810 stranded passengers including 1 passenger from Kuwait have entered through Lakhanpur from July 2 to July 3 mornings while 852 passengers have reached today in the 51st Delhi COVID special train at Jammu.

So far, 51 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 43,136 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.

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