COVID-19: Govt evacuates 3,40,714 stranded JK residents; 2,36,247 via Lakhanpur, 104,467 through special trains
JAMMU, AUGUST 22: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 3,40,714 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 122 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 104,467 passengers while about 2,36,247 persons from other states and UTs including 928 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.
As per the detailed breakup of the figures, about 2281 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from August 22 to August 23 mornings while 1107 passengers have reached today in the 101st Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 101 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 88,771 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.