COVID-19: Govt evacuates 3,17,751 stranded JK residents; 2,19,610 via Lakhanpur, 98,141 through special trains
JAMMU, AUGUST 16: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 3,17,751 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 116 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 98,141 passengers while about 2,19,610 persons from other states and UTs including 906 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.
As per the detailed breakup of the figures, about 1508 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from August 15 to August 16 mornings while 960 passengers have reached today in the 95th Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 95 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 82,445 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.