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COVID-19: Govt evacuates 2,57,568 stranded JK residents till date

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JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 2,57,568 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 93 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 78,230 passengers while about 1,79,338 persons from other states and UTs including 901 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.

As per the detailed breakup of the figures, about 2817 stranded passengers including 2 from Malaysia have entered through Lakhanpur from July 23 to July 24 mornings while 907 passengers have reached today in the 72nd Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 72 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 62,534 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.

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