COVID-19: Govt evacuates 2,79,203 stranded JK residents; 1,93,905 via Lakhanpur, 85,298 through special trains
JAMMU, AUGUST 02: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 2,79,203 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 102 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 85,298 passengers while about 1,93,905 persons from other states and UTs including 904 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.
As per the detailed breakup of the figures, about 981 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from August 01 to August 02 mornings while 683 passengers have reached today in the 81st Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 81 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 69,602 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.