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COVID-19: Govt evacuates 3,32,951 stranded JK residents; 2,30,648 via Lakhanpur, 102,303 through special trains

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JAMMU, AUGUST 20: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 3,32,951 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 120 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 102,303 passengers while about 2,30,648 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 2672 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from August 20 to August 21 mornings while 1059 passengers have reached today in the 99th Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 99 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 86,607 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.

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