COVID-19: Govt evacuates 1,42,895 stranded residents

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Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 1,42,895 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has received 55 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 43,885 passengers while about 99,010 persons from other states and UTs including 327 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.
Therefore, a total of about 1,42,895 J&K residents stranded outside have been brought back to the UT by the Jammu and Kashmir government by 55 special trains and a fleet of buses through Lakhanpur after strictly observing all necessary preventive measures regarding the Virus.
As per the detailed breakup of the figures, about 1739 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from June 15 to June 16 mornings while 958 passengers have reached today in the 34th Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 34 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 28,189 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.
On Day 23 of resumption of operation of routine domestic operations in Jammu and Kashmir, 19 domestic flights with 2,565 passengers on board today arrived at Jammu and Srinagar Airports.
A total of 634 passengers aboard 6 regular commercial flights arrived at the Jammu Airport while 13 domestic flights with about 1931 passengers on board landed at Srinagar Airport today.
After arrival, all the passengers were tested for the COVID-19 virus and transported to their destinations at both the airports amid strict observance of all necessary preventive protocols.
The Government has made elaborate arrangements for the arrival, screening, sampling and proper transportation of the passengers to the quarantine centers taking special care of guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) prescribed by the Union Ministries of Civil Aviation and Health and Family Welfare.