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Spl train with 1467 citizens to reach Dimapur on Friday
Dimapur, May 21: Despite trying their level best, the issue of accommodation is becoming more challenging for Team Dimapur as people from outside the State are coming 24×7 by rail and roadways.
If Dimapur is to host Peren and Mon district in addition to Dimapur based returnees, there will be hardly any accommodation left at Dimapur as another special train is expected between May 24-25 from Gurgaon, where around 90 passengers are learnt to be Dimapur bound, said APC Nagaland and in-charge Dimapur for COVID-19 activities, Kikheto Sema.
According to a DIPR report, Sema expressed concern that although no official letter was received, it was communicated about the Cabinet decision for housing Peren and Mon returnees at Dimapur superceding the earlier discussion where it was decided that Dimapur, after receiving the returnees of Peren and Mon districts, would sent them to their concerned district destinations.
The special train with 1467 persons is expected to arrive Dimapur on May 22 afternoon and with the present arrangement Dimapur is to house 1075 (73%) of the total returnees from Chennai and the balance 8 districts with a total of 402 (27%) will be transported to Kohima.
Sema noted that it will be appreciated if the policy makers can take decision by taking into account the ground zero practical difficulties. However, he said, “Whatever be the case, as a servant we have to listen to the master though it is a fact that if returnees of other districts are housed, within no time there will be no space for accommodating the Dimapur based returnees.”
Sema also observed that since every district has an efficient administration with DTF working tirelessly for the last couple of months, they would gear up the facilities to take the stranded people of their respective districts.
Stating that each one has to shoulder their own responsibilities while fighting the pandemic, Kikheto urged upon all civil societies, NGOs, churches to come forward and take care of their people. He expressed surprise that some of the colony/ villages and even parents are refusing to come and take their children even after quarantine period was over.
To fight against the pandemic all section of people irrespective of caste, religion, clan, political affiliation and denomination should come together, or else we will fail, Sema added, while appealing to all to continue to pray. (Page News Service)