Dimapur, May 22: The Shramik Special Train Number 06194 which departed from Chennai arrived Friday at Dimapur at around 6:20 pm carrying 1463 stranded persons of Nagaland, as per the Railway Chart. The special train arrived almost 5 hours late at Dimapur.
Upon their arrival at Dimapur Railway Station, the returnees and their belongings were disinfected while passing through tunnels erected at the entrance/exit of the Railway Station. The returnees were then sent to Agri Expo Dimapur in buses where screening of the returnees was taking place till the time of filing this story.
Sources said that those returnees for Dimapur, Peren and Mon were kept in Dimapur for screening while for other districts, Kohima, Wokha, Mokokchung, Zunheboto, Longleng, Phek, Tuensang and Kiphire were sent to Kohima directly from the Dimapur Railway Station in buses.
Sources said that the returnees from Chennai are supposed to be kept in quarantine centres mandatorily for 14 days, but they might be kept only for three days due to logistical problems and proceed to their respective home districts where they would undergo 14 days home quarantine.
Meanwhile, according to official sources, at 6 p.m. today, 426 stranded citizens of Nagaland have left Gurugram, Haryana by train for Dimapur. This train is expected to arrive at Dimapur on May 24 at around 5:40 a.m.
Further, on May 23 about 1550 migrants from Bihar State stranded in Nagaland, will leave Dimapur by train to Motihari, Bihar at around 9 p.m.
Since March 23, 11,565 citizens have signed up in the nCOVID-19 Nagaland – Visitors App and in the past 14 days 1,861 persons have submitted their travel self-declaration. Currently 1210 persons are being digitally monitored through the nCOVID-19 Nagaland – Visitors App. (Page News Service)