Kohima, May 26 (NE): The state government is arranging special trains and buses to bring back the stranded citizens of Nagaland from 9 states across the country, informed Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha, IAS on May 26, 2020.
Sinha, while briefing on COVID-19 status in Nagaland said that the State government is actively trying to arrange transportation to bring back its stranded citizens from various locations in India through different modes of transportation, which is to be initiated before June 01, 2020.
Government is actively trying to arrange the transportation to bring back stranded citizens from nine states in India, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Bangalore, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Daman & Diu and Lucknow.
Special Trains are being arranged from Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Bangalore and Rajasthan, while Special Buses from West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Daman & Diu, Lucknow are being arranged.
Meanwhile, 99 stranded citizens of Nagaland has departed from Punjab today in 3 buses after availing transportation assistance from the State Government, said Advisor to Nagaland Chief Minister.
Another Special train arranged by the government has started from Jaipur in Rajasthan, today with around 261 stranded citizens of Nagaland along with other Northeast citizens. The train is bound for Jiribam in Manipur, and Nagaland citizens will de-board the train at Lumding railway station.
The train is expected to arrive Lumding railway station at 07:45 am on May 28, 2020. From Lumding, stranded citizens will be brought to Nagaland in a special bus arranged by the government.