Dimapur, May 16 (NE): A total of 10,993 stranded people in Dimapur due to pandemic COVID-19 nationwide lockdown since March 24, 2020 found their way home during the Inter-district movement as allowed by the Government of Nagaland.
As directed by the government, deporting of Inter-district stranded people exercise began from May 07, 2020, which went on for three days till May 09, 2020, it was further extended for three more days from May 11 to May 14, 2020 due to increasing number of people opting to go to their own districts, said a DIPR report.
To facilitate the movements of people, a facilitation cell was set up in each district by respective Deputy Commissioners. Also, free NST bus services were also provided for those people who depends on public transport to reach their respective districts/villages.
DIPR report also said that the stranded people were transported by NST and private buses after going through all the laid down procedures besides hundreds of one-way private vehicle permit issued for inter district movement from Dimapur. The occupants of the private vehicles were also allowed to travel only after going through the medical screening process and obtaining movement permit from the District administration.
The total 10993 stranded people who left for various districts from Dimapur comprises of 3304 persons to Mon, 812 persons to Longleng, 1717 persons to Tuensang, 1014 persons to Kiphire, 1351 persons to Mokokchung, 563 persons to Phek, 482 persons to Wokha, 202 persons to Peren, 167 to Kohima and 1381 persons to Zunheboto, as per the report.