Kohima, May 09 (NE): The Government of Nagaland has extended the date for Inter-district movements for stranded persons within the state due to COVID-19 nationwide pandemic lockdown.
Addl. Chief Secretary, Sentiyanger Imchen, IAS, stated in an order, that the Government has extended the date for Inter-district movement of stranded people for three more days from May 11 to May 13, 2020.
Persons who have registered themselves upto May 08, 2020 at the facilitation centre must be given preference, added the order.
Further, it stated that among the persons who registered so far, there are persons stranded only in Kohima and Dimapur. Hence, Deputy Commissioner may send buses to districts equitably and the other Deputy Commissioners will make sure that the returning buses will carry no more passengers back to Dimapur and Kohima.
Among the stranded passengers, anyone or group wishing to travel in conveyance at their own arrangements and cost are allowed. Sentiyanger directed Deputy Commissioner to issue permit for such persons to travel for the period from May 11 to May 13, 2020.
The first batch Inter-district movements of stranded persons were allowed for three days from May 07 to May 09. Over 6100 persons travelled back to their respective districts within three days.
On the first day, May 07, 2020 a total of 2,434 citizens travelled back to their respective districts from various locations in 106 buses.
On the second day, May 08, 2020, a total of 1758 persons travelled back from various locations in 85 buses. Today around 2000 persons travelled back, as per a DIPR report.
Free NST bus services were provided for transportation for the persons who depend on public transport. District wise facilitation cell was set up to facilitate the movements, issue bus tickets and permit to those people traveling in their own vehicles.