Govt brings back 85521 stranded JK residents till date

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Nearly 85521 J&K residents, stranded outside UT due to lockdown imposed in the wake of global pandemic, have been brought back to the UT by the Jammu and Kashmir government through 24 COVID special trains, 3 flights besides scores of buses after strictly observing all necessary preventive measures regarding the Virus.

The government has evacuated 64499 residents of J&K, stranded in various other states and UTs, through Lakhanpur besides bringing back home about 20521 people through special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations. Besides 501 passengers including students have been brought back through special flights, so far.

Pertinently, the district administrations of Jammu, Udhampur, Kathua and Srinagar have put in place elaborate arrangements and facilities for safe and successful boarding and de-boarding of returnees at the Railway stations and airport and their journey towards their home districts. Principal Secretary PDD, Rohit Kansal; Commissioner Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi and Chief Electoral Officer, Hirdesh Kumar, are personally monitoring the facilities during their de-boarding and movement to their home districts.