Kohima, May 25 (NE): Traveling for over 64 hours long journey, facing immense hardships in the train and also being attacked by miscreants at Bihar, over 400 stranded citizens of Nagaland finally arrived Dimapur railway station at around 10:00 am this morning in the special train arranged by Haryana government.
The train departed from Gurugram railway station at around 06:00 pm on May 22, 2020 with 1345 stranded citizens of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland.
The train was delayed for over 28 hours due to heavy traffic congestion as 80% of the Shramik Trains operating under the Indian Railways are bound for the destination in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
All passengers are being taken to Agri Expo site for screening upon arrival at Dimapur railway station.
According to one of the travellers, the ladies has been provided with food and after screening, they are being transported to Livingstone Foundation quarantine centre, while the men are still waiting for screening at Agri expo site without food, even after four hours of arriving at Dimapur.
Stranded citizens reached their home state after a horrific journey as the train was attacked by miscreants at Kanpur Railway station and due to long delay, they were running short of food and drinking water which they brought for the journey.
On the same night, the train left from Gurugram station, one of the passengers, a Naga woman passed away on the train due to lungs problems. The body was de-boarded at Kanpur Railway station for post mortem and other medical screening. Two persons from Nagaland also got down at Kanpur for the necessary assistance.
Meanwhile in a first, Nagaland reported three positive COVID-19 cases today, all three are returnees from Chennai. Two of them are from Dimapur and one from Kohima, they are undergoing treatment at District Hospital Dimapur and Chedema, Kohima respectively.