COVID-19: Govt evacuates 1,98,777 stranded J&K residents

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SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 1,98,777 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 77 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 63,501 passengers while about 1,35,276 persons from other states and UTs including 754 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.

As per the detailed breakup of the figures, about 2355 stranded passengers including 4 passengers from UK have entered through Lakhanpur from July 7 to July 8 mornings while 941 passengers have reached today in the 56th Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 56 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 47,805 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.

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