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State Govt bearing cost for railway charges of stranded citizens, says CS


Dimapur, May 12: Nagaland Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy IAS has informed that the State Cabinet in its sitting on May 4 last had taken a decision to undertake a detailed strategic plan to bring back all the citizens who are distressed and stranded outside the state in close coordination with the Government of India.
He said it was also decided that the arrangements would be made to facilitate the movement of stranded citizens to their respective districts within the state.
In reply to the offer of the NPCC to pay for the cost of rail tickets of stranded citizens wishing to return to Nagaland, the Chief Secretary, in a letter addressed to K Therie, stated that the state Government had also taken the decision to bear the railway charges of the journeys from the rest of the country and also within the state.
In order to implement the massive exercise in a successful manner, the Empowered Committee on Covid-19 headed by the Additional Chief Secretary has formulated a detailed plan, he informed.
The Chief Secretary further informed that ever since the declaration of the pandemic and the announcement of a national lockdown, the Nagaland Government has established a central integrated control centre located in Nagaland Civil Secretariat under the nomenclature of Covid-19 War Room Nagaland.
“The War Room is under my direct supervision with advice and monitoring by the Honourable Governor and Chief Minster,” he said adding one of the positive aspects of the battle against the pandemic in Nagaland has been the support and cooperation of all sections of the people.
He further stated that all details of the initiatives of the State Government can be obtained from the Covid-19 dashboard: He also welcomed suggestions from K Therie. (Page News Service)