99,617 stranded JK residents evacuated; Govt | KNO

99,617 stranded JK residents evacuated; Govt | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Jammu, May 29 (KNO): The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 99,617 JK 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 regarding the Virus.

As per the official data received in this regard, the administrations of Jammu and Kashmir districts have received 36 COVID special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 28,911 stranded passengers while about 70706 persons have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.

Therefore, a total of about 97,012 J&K residents stranded outside UT have been brought back to the UT by the Jammu and Kashmir government by 36 COVID special trains, besides scores of buses through Lakhanpur after strictly observing all necessary preventive measures regarding the Virus. As per the detailed break up about the figures, about 1862 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from May 28 to May 29 morning while 743 passengers have reached today in the 16th Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 16 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 13,271 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 70706 returnees evacuated through Lakhanpur till May 29, 2020 (morning) included 17219 from Punjab; 21566 from Himachal Pardesh, 21 from Andhra Pardesh, 6741 from Delhi, 1379 from Gujrat, 3092 from Rajasthan, 4040 from Haryana, 159 from Chattisgarh, 3490 from Uttarakhand, 1052 from Maharashtra, 4514 from Uttar Pradesh, 63 from Odisha, 267 from Assam and 1000 from Madhya Pradesh, 88 from Dehradun, 1298 from Chandigarh, 684 from Telengana, 116 from Karnataka, 21 from Tamilnadu, 52 from Chennai, 303 from Bihar, 160 from West Bengal, 107 from Jharkhand, 3 from Nepal and 3271 from other states and UTs –(KNO)