COVID-19: 1,40,198 stranded JK residents evacuated till date, says Govt

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 1,40,198 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 Jammu and Kashmir administration has received 54 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 42,927 passengers while about 97,271 persons from other states and UTs including 327 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.

Therefore, a total of about 1,40,198 J&K residents stranded outside have been brought back to the UT by the Jammu and Kashmir government by 54 special trains and a fleet of buses through Lakhanpur after strictly observing all necessary preventive measures regarding the Virus.

As per the detailed breakup of the figures, about 1,479 stranded passengers including 3 passengers from Kuwait (abroad) have entered through Lakhanpur from June 14 to June 15 mornings while 855 passengers have reached today in the 33rd Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 33 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 27,231 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.

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