Govt arranges 20 Special buses to evacuate 470 JK migrant labourers from Haryana

JAMMU, MAY 16: The government has embarked upon Haryana-Migrant Workers Evacuation Plan to evacuate 470 J&K migrant labourers from 12 districts of Haryana stranded there due to COVID-19 lockdown.

In this regard, the government has arranged a fleet of 20 busues to get these migrant labourers back to their homes.

Meanwhile, the Jammu district administration today received 3rd COVID-19 special train carrying 952 passengers of various districts of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. So far, three trains have reached Jammu with a total of 2870 stranded passengers belonging to different districts.

Deputy Commissioner, Jammu Sushma Chauhan, who is supervising the whole process of boarding and de-boarding of returnees at Jammu Railway station, informed that 100 per cent sampling of returnees has been done at the kiosks established by the district administration at the station.

Besides, an elaborate transport system has been put in place to take the passengers to their native districts for adminstrative quarantine amidst strict adherence to the guidelines issued by MHA and MoFHW regarding COVID-19, she added.

Additionally, the government has evacuated about 3178 stranded residents of J&K from 15th May morning to morning  of 16th May thus taking the total figure to 52396 people who have returned to the UT through Lakhanpur besides bringing back home 9243 persons through special trains at Jammu and Udhampur till May 16.

As per an official information, a train has been scheduled to run from Bengaluru to J&K on 17 th May, for bringing back the J&K people stranded in Karnataka. In this regard, the concerned persons have been asked to contact the local administration for seeking permission to move for Benguluru to catch the said train. Far any further facilitation, people can send whatsapp at 9480800601 or call at 01912466988.

 The third special COVID train has brought over 952 J&K stranded residents to Jammu this morning while the train from Nagpur today reached at Railway station Udhampur carrying 1027 passengers. Besides, the 8th train from Bangaluru carrying about 655 stranded persons is expected to reach Udhampur by tonight.

At Udhampur, the trains were being received by Deputy Commissioner, Piyush Singhla informed that the district administration Udhampur has made elaborate arrangements for reception and departure of these passengers to their homes in different districts of J&K. “Corona Warriors are facilitating the returnees to reach their homes”, he added.

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