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COVID-19: Govt evacuates 2,39,966 stranded JK residents

Srinagar, JULY 19: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 2,39,966 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.

Prepare for the greatest experience after eating a nutritious breakfast. You will travel over some of the highest passes in the world on your adventure, and you will be greeted by ever-changing vistas of the desolate landscape. Stop at the café on Khardung-La Pass, the highest all-season motorable road in the world, and take in the scenery; you'll feel as though you're on top of the world. Upon leaving Khardung-la, the terrain changes to a white sand desert as you approach the Nubra Valley, which is home to the Nubra Sand Dunes. Visit the Diskit Monastery, the oldest and biggest monastery in Ladakh, which also contains a sizable Buddha statue, if time permits.

As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has received 88 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 73,692 passengers while about 1,66,274 persons from other states and UTs including 896 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.

As per the detailed breakup of the figures, about 3945 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from July 18 to July 19 mornings while 946 passengers have reached today in the 67th Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 67 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 57,996 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.

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