Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam, on Saturday reviewed arrangements for de-boarding of people, who had been stuck up in different states of India due to COVID-19 lockdown, at Udhampur railway station after they are being brought back to J&K through special trains under a unique initiative of the government.
Chief Secretary conducted an extensive visit at Railway station Udhampur and reviewed the arrangements put in place in this regard.
Principal Secretary, Planning, Monitoring and Information Department, Rohit Kansal, Commissioner Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, who is also the Nodal Officer for management, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, Mission Director, National Health Mission J&K, Bhupinder Kumar, IGP Jammu, Mukesh Singh, District Development Commissioner, Udhampur Dr Piyush Singla, DIG Udhampur Reasi Range, Sujit Kumar, SSP, Rajiv Pandey and other Divisional and District level officers accompanied the CS.
CS had an extensive assessment of all requisite arrangements being put in place to facilitate the people to reach their home town.
On the occasion, a mock drill was conducted during which passengers de-boarded from the train and made online registration on the platform for which data entry operators have been employed to record the necessary details.
CS asked the officers to ensure greater coordination at all levels so that all the arrangements and logistics work smoothly. He stressed on the need for strict adherence to all the prescribed guidelines especially maintaining social distance during the process of de-boarding of passengers to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
CS also took stock of facilities to be extended to the passengers during this process and asked the District Administration to ensure that registration and allocation of buses to the passengers for their onward journey to their home districts is done in an expeditious and hassle-free manner to avoid any inconvenience on this account.
CS expressed satisfaction over the status of arrangements in place and appreciated the District Administration for facilitating the passengers through mobile application which will reduce their waiting time after de-boarding the train and would be able to move towards their home towns at the earliest.