Kohima, May 07 (NE): Finally, a sigh of relief for the stranded citizens of Nagaland in different districts due to COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. A total of 2,434 citizens are travelling back to their respective districts today, May 07, 2020.
As nationwide lockdown enters its 43th day today, State government relaxed its guidelines for stranded indigenous people of Nagaland by allowing them to travel back to their respective villages/districts from May 07 to 09, 2020. Free Nagaland State Transport buses were also arranged by the Government for students and others who depends on the public transport.
To facilitate the Inter-district movement of the stranded people, facilitation cell was set up in each district of Nagaland to help book the tickets for NST bus and also to get permit for people traveling in their own vehicles.
On the first day today, a total of 2,434 citizens are travelling back to their respective districts from various locations in 106 buses, informed Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha.
Special care was taken to ensure that social distancing and other protocols are maintained at all times, such as compulsory use of face mask and disinfecting/sanitizing buses.