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Govt evacuates 102,972 stranded JK residents; 72,589 via Lakhanpur

30,383 through COVID special trains

JAMMU, MAY 31: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 102,972 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 administrations of Jammu and Kashmir districts have received 38 COVID special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 30,383 stranded passengers while about 72,589 persons have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.

Therefore, a total of about 102,972 J&K residents stranded outside UT have been brought back to the UT by the Jammu and Kashmir government by 38 COVID special trains and a fleet of buses through Lakhanpur after strictly observing all necessary preventive measures regarding the Virus.

As per the detailed break up about the figures, about 1004 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from May 30 to May 31 morning while 798 passengers have reached today in the 18th Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 18 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 14,743 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,640 passengers have reached Udhampur in 20 special trains, so far.

As per the official communiqué, of 72,589 returnees evacuated through Lakhanpur till May 31, 2020 (morning) included 18144 from Punjab; 21897 from Himachal Pardesh, 21 from Andhra Pardesh, 6835 from Delhi, 1386 from Gujrat, 3176 from Rajasthan, 4168 from Haryana, 162 from Chattisgarh, 3549 from Uttarakhand, 1076 from Maharashtra, 4613 from Uttar Pradesh, 64 from Odisha, 267 from Assam and 1036 from Madhya Pradesh, 88 from Dehradun, 1353 from Chandigarh, 693 from Telengana, 119 from Karnataka, 21 from Tamilnadu, 52 from Chennai, 324 from Bihar, 164 from West Bengal, 107 from Jharkhand, 3 from Nepal and 3271 from other states and UTs.

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