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COVID-19: Govt evacuates 1,06,102 stranded JK residents; 74,316 via Lakhanpur, 31786 through special trains

 The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 1,06,102 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 40  special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 31786 stranded passengers while about 74,316 persons have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.

Therefore, a total of about 106,102 J&K residents stranded outside UT have been brought back to the UT by the Jammu and Kashmir government by 40  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 914 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from June 1 to June 2 morning while 752 passengers have reached today in the 20th Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 20 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 16,146 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,640 passengers have reached Udhampur in 20 Shramik special trains, so far.

As per the official communiqué, of 74,316 returnees evacuated through Lakhanpur till June 1, 2020 (morning) included 18962 from Punjab; 22015 from Himachal Pardesh, 25 from Andhra Pardesh, 6988 from Delhi, 1397 from Gujrat, 3280 from Rajasthan, 4296 from Haryana, 162 from Chattisgarh, 3612 from Uttarakhand, 1088 from Maharashtra, 4703 from Uttar Pradesh, 64 from Odisha, 267 from Assam and 1178 from Madhya Pradesh, 88 from Dehradun, 1419 from Chandigarh, 696 from Telengana, 122 from Karnataka, 21 from Tamilnadu, 52 from Chennai, 325 from Bihar, 166 from West Bengal, 113 from Jharkhand, 3 from Nepal, 3 from Goa and 3271 from other states and UTs.

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