COVID-19: Govt evacuates 2,43,459 stranded JK residents; 1,68,918 via Lakhanpur, 74,541 through special trains
JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 2,43,459 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 Jammu and Kashmir administration has received 89 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 74,541 passengers while about 1,68,918 persons from other states and UTs including 899 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.
As per the detailed breakup of the figures, about 2644 stranded passengers including 3 passengers from Dubai have entered through Lakhanpur from July 19 to July 20 mornings while 849 passengers have reached today in the 68th Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 68 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 58,845 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.