COVID-19: 1,35,277 Residents Stranded Outside J&K Evacuated So Far, Says Govt

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 1,35,277  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.

As per the official data received in this regard, the administrations of Jammu and Kashmir districts have received 52 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 41,208 stranded passengers while about 94,069 persons from other states and UTs including 217 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.

Therefore, a total of about 1,35,277 J&K residents stranded outside UT have been brought back to the UT by the Jammu and Kashmir government by 52 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 1494 stranded passengers including 1 passenger from Nepal (abroad) have entered through Lakhanpur from June 12 to June 13 mornings while 942 passengers have reached today in the 31st Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 31 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 25,512 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.

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