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COVID-19: Govt evacuates 1,56,466 stranded JK residents; 1,07,315 via Lakhanpur, 49,151 through special trains

JAMMU, JUNE 22: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 1,56,466 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 61 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 49,151 passengers while about 1,07,315 persons from other states and UTs including 328 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.

Therefore, a total of about 1,56,466 J&K residents stranded outside have been brought back to the UT by the Jammu and Kashmir government by 61 special trains and a fleet of buses through Lakhanpur after strictly observing all necessary preventive measures regarding the Virus.

As per the detailed breakup of the figures, about 1114 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from June 21 to June 22 mornings while 818 passengers have reached today in the 40th Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 40 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 33,455 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.

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