COVID-19: Govt evacuates 3,24,884 stranded JK residents; 2,24,699 via Lakhanpur, 100,185 through special trains
JAMMU, AUGUST 18: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 3,24,884 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 118 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 100,185 passengers while about 2,24,699 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 2726 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from August 17 to August 18 mornings while 1029 passengers have reached today in the 97th Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 97 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 84,489 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.