COVID-19: 2,77,539 Residents Stranded Outside J&K Evacuated So Far, Says Govt

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 2,77,539 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 101 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 84,615 passengers while about 1,92,924 persons from other states and UTs including 904 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.

As per the detailed breakup of the figures, about 1935 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from July 31 to August 01 mornings while 701 passengers have reached today in the 80th Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 80 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 68,919 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.

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