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COVID-19: Govt evacuates 2,63,579 stranded JK residents

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1,83,611 via Lakhanpur, 79,968 through special trains

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 2,63,579 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 95 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 79,968 passengers while about 1,83,611 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 2195 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from July 25 to July 26 mornings while 769 passengers have reached today in the 74th Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 74 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 64,272 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.

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