Imphal, May 28:
Special train from Bengaluru, Karnataka and New Delhi ferrying stranded residents of Manipur, due to the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, reached Jiribam Railway Station yesterday.
Of those returning from Bengaluru, 169 passengers, including 5 babies from Ukhrul and Noney districts in 4 buses, 189 passengers, including 2 babies from Churachandpur and Pherzawl districts in 5 buses, 39 passengers from Kakching district in 2 buses, 47 passengers, including a baby from Chandel district in 2 buses, 41 passengers from Tengnoupal district in 2 buses, 182 passengers from Imphal East district in 5 buses, 32 passengers from Kamjong district in a bus, 284 passengers from Imphal West district in 8 buses, 214 passengers from Thoubal district in 7 buses, 32 passengers from Tamenglong district in a bus, 105 passengers from Senapati district in 3 buses, 153 passengers from Kangpokpi district in 4 buses, 122 passengers from Bishnupur district in 4 buses left for their respective districts. 47 buses of the State Transport Department were utilised to dispatch the returnees.
Of those return from New Delhi, 199 passengers from Ukhrul district in 5 buses, 36 passengers from Noney district in a bus, 157 passengers from Churachandpur and Pherzawl districts in 4 buses, 57 passengers from Chandel and Tengnoupal districts in 2 buses, 39 passengers from Imphal East district in a bus, 81 passengers from Kamjong district in 3 buses, 133 passengers from Kangpokpi district in 4 buses, 152 passengers from Senapati district in 5 buses, 37 passengers from Thoubal district in a bus, 38 passengers from Kaching district in a bus, 78 passengers from Tamenglong in 2 buses, 45 passengers from Bishnupur district in 2 buses and 73 passengers from Imphal West in 2 buses were taken to their respective districts.
Meanwhile, remaining 109 passengers of the train were taken in 3 buses to a quarantine centre in Imphal. 36 State Transport Department buses were utilised for ferrying the 1,234 returnees.
It is worth mentioning here that due to the inclement weather the returnees from the districts of Thoubal, Senapati, Kangpokpi and Bishnupur were dispatched for their respective districts yesterday morning.
At the Jiribam Railway Station, all the returnees travelling in the special train from Bengaluru 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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