Imphal, May 25:
As many as 973 including 20 children stranded natives of the State, arrived today at Jiribam Railway Station at around 10.50 in the morning by Shramik Special Train from Pune, departed on May 20,2020 and start transporting the returnees to their respective district quarantine centers.
Under the supervision of Jiribam district administration including SP Jiribam, and Health Department officials, Transport officials, foods were distributed to all the passengers without letting them get down to the railway platform. Returnees maintained social distancing, they used gloves and masks, undergone strictly thermal screening and other mandatory procedures. Passengers of far away districts like Ukhrul, Kamjong, Churachandpur, Pherzawl etc. were sent out first.
Buses ferrying the passengers will drop them at district common drop points- Ukhrul Headquarter, Churachandpur Headquarter ( Pherzawl/ Churachanpur) Chandel Headquarter ( Chandel/ Tengnoupal), Imphal East Head Quarter/Khuman Lampak (Imphal East/Khuman Lampak), Kangpokpi Head Quarter, Senapati Head Quarter/Noney Head Quarter (Senapati/Noney), Kakching Head Quarter, Tamenglong Head Quarter, Bishnupur Head Quarter, Thoubal Head Quarter, Thoubal Head Quarter, Imphal West Head Quarter and Jiribam Head Quarter.
District wise returnees are Ukhrul district – 117 (1 baby), CCpur & Pherzawl districts – 157 (8 Babies), Chandel and Tengnoupal districts – 34, Imphal East and Kamjong districts – 125 (2 Babies), Kangpokpi district – 99 (1 Baby), Senapati & Noney districts – 121 (2 Babies), Kakching – 38, Tamenglong districts - 55 (1 Baby), Bishnupur district - 70 (1 Baby), Thoubal district – 48 (1 Baby) and Imphal West district – 109 (3 Babies). These passengers were stranded due to the nationwide lockdown of Covid19 pandemic.