COVID-19: Govt evacuates 2,05,603 stranded JK residents; 1,40,184 via Lakhanpur, 65,419 through special trains

COVID-19: Govt evacuates 2,05,603 stranded JK residents; 1,40,184 via Lakhanpur, 65,419 through special trains

JAMMU, JULY 10: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 2,05,603 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 79 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 65,419 passengers while about 1,40,184 persons from other states and UTs including 823 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.

As per the detailed breakup of the figures, about 2311 stranded passengers including 2 passengers from Ukraine and 27 from Pakistan have entered through Lakhanpur from July 9 to July 10 mornings while 971 passengers have reached today in the 58th Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 58 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 49,723 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.