COVID-19: Government evacuates 1,77,922 stranded J&K residents

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 1,77,922 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 70 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 57,054 passengers while about 1,20,868 persons from other states and UTs including 657 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.

As per the detailed breakup of the figures, about 1845 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from June 30 to July 1 mornings while 911 passengers have reached today in the 49th Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 49 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 41,358 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.


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