4,607 citizens reached Nagaland

Dimapur/ Kohima May 29: Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the citizen rushes home as the India situation worsen. Yesterday alone a total number of 609 stranded citizens reached Nagaland, taking the total number of returnees in the State to 4,607.

The returnees reached Dimapur from different part of the country. Out of 609 yesterday, 369 are from Rajasthan, 8 from New Delhi, 1 from Dibrugarh, 4 from Tamil Nadu, 128 from Kolkata, 2 from Guwahati, 4 from Uttrakhand and 93 from Punjab.

According to information from the control room, empowered group Dimapur, Shramik special train departed from Goa carrying 435 stranded citizens on May 28 and is expected to reach Lumding/Dimapur on June 1.

The Special Train from Jaipur carrying 370 stranded persons of Nagaland which was expected to arrive at Lumding railway station around 7:45 am today, is running late by 18 hours. At present the train is at Barauni, Bihar and the latest ETA for the Jiribim bound train is 2:00 am, May 29, 2020, informed, Shanavas C IAS, State Nodal Officer for stranded citizens outside the state.

Another Special Train is scheduled to move out from Goa on May 29, 2020 carrying about 645 stranded persons of Nagaland along with stranded persons of other North Eastern States. This Train is expected to arrive Dimapur on June 01, 2020, informed the state government spokesperson, Neiba Kronu while briefing on COVID-19 yesterday.

The Special Train from Bengaluru to Dimapur which was expected to carry over 1600 stranded persons of Nagaland and was scheduled to depart on May 28, 2020, has now been deferred because of unavoidable circumstances, Neiba clarified.

Meanwhile, 4 buses arranged by the State government carrying over 120 stranded citizens left Kolkata for Nagaland at around 11:00 am yesterday, May 27, 2020. The buses will reach after 48 hours approximately from the time it started from Kolkata.

Source: Nagaland Page & Express

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