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Lockdown: Jammu and Kashmir government brings back over 89,000 migrants stranded outside UT

According to the spokesman, 652 passengers, including students, came under the Vande Bharat Mission through COVID special flights.

Published: 24th May 2020 08:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th May 2020 08:32 PM   |  A+A-

Migrants wait to board the special train. (Photo | Martin Louis, EPS)

By PTI

JAMMU: Over 89,000 stranded migrants have been brought back to Jammu and Kashmir from other states and Union territories in the last few days, an official spokesman said on Sunday.

Of the total 89,773 stranded migrants who returned to J-K, 66,024 arrived in buses, 23,097 reached via 28 special trains and 652 people came through flights, he said.

According to the spokesman, 652 passengers, including students, came under the Vande Bharat Mission through COVID special flights.

After strictly observing all necessary preventive measures, 66,024 migrants who were stranded in other states/UTs due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown were brought back in buses and 23,097 through 28 special trains, he said.

Eleven trains, carrying 9,634 stranded migrants, have reached Jammu, while 13,463 people reached Udhampur in 17 special trains, the spokesman said.

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