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Over 1 lakh J&K residents brought back from other states so far: Govt

Kashmiris stranded outside the valley brought back by government queuing up for screening at a COVID facilitation Centre in Srinagar in June (File Photo: KM/Umar Ganie)

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government Tuesday said it has evacuated over 1,0600 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID-19 lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date.

As per the official data, 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 31,786 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,” an official statement read.

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 Pradesh, 25 from Andhra Pradesh, 6988 from Delhi, 1397 from Gujarat, 3280 from Rajasthan, 4296 from Haryana, 162 from Chhattisgarh, 3612 from Uttrakhand, 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 Tamil Nadu, 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.