Imphal, May 24:
Special train from Chennai, Tamil Nadu ferrying all together 1607 (including 40 babies) stranded residents of Manipur, due to the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, reached Jiribam Railway Station at 11:35 am yesterday.
243 passengers, including 11 babies from Ukhrul district in 6 buses, 47 passengers, including 3 babies from Tengnoupal and Chandel districts in 2 buses, 77 passengers, including 3 babies from Kamjong district in 2 buses, 205 passengers, including 5 babies from Pherzawl and Churachandupur districts in 6 buses, 80 passengers from Imphal East district in 3 buses, 84 passengers, including 1 baby from Kangpokpi district in 3 buses, 226 passengers, including 2 babies from Senapati district in 6 buses, 54 passengers from Kakching and Toubal district in 2 buses, 185 passengers, including 8 babies from Tamenglong district in 5 buses, 84 passengers from Noney district in 3 buses, 103 passengers, including 7 babies from Bishnupur district in 3 buses and 219 passengers from Imphal West district in 7 buses left for their respective districts from Jiribam. State Transport Department buses were utilised for ferrying the returnees to their respective districts.
Yesterday at the Jiribam Railway Station, all the returnees travelling in the special train from Chennai were screened by the authorities. The returnees boarded the buses after undergoing necessary screening process and other mandatory procedures under the supervision of the Jiribam District Administration. They will remain in isolation at the community quarantine centres for 14 days.
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