Students from Tripura who were stranded in Nagaland prepare to depart Credit: Twitter

Kohima: A total of 19 students from Tripura who were stranded in Nagaland due to the nationwide lockdown left for their homes from Dimapur on Tuesday.

Taking to twitter, Abu Metha, NDPP Secretary-General wrote “19 students from #Tripura who were stranded in #Nagaland have been assisted by the Nagaland Govt to return home after completing all formalities. We wish them a safe journey as they will soon reunite with their loved ones”.

Responding to this, Pradyot Kishore Deb Barman, Chairman of the indigenous progressive regional alliance (TIPRA) tweeted “They have profusely thanked the Nagaland government @abumetha! Thank you for being so prompt! U are a great friend I am glad u helped me out here”.

Speaking with EastMojo, Deb Barman said that on learning about Tripura residents being stranded in Nagaland, he intervened and spoke to the administration of Nagaland.

“I had spoken with Monalisa Changkija and Shanavas C, IAS, principal director for school education to help me in bringing those stranded students in Nagaland”, Deb Barman said. He also spoke with Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio and requested the state government to issue travel passes for these students.

“I requested him that the expenses of the bus which was Rs 82,000 would be borne by me and the students, to which the chief minister said that the Nagaland government would arrange the same for the students”, Deb Barman added.

Earlier on May 15, Deb Barman took to Twitter to announce that the 19 students stranded in Dimapur will be sent back to Tripura.

1467 stranded persons leaves Chennai to return home in Nagaland

Principal Secretary Home Abhijit Sinha informed that a Special Train will be departing from Chennai, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday with 1467 stranded citizens of Nagaland for Dimapur. The train is expected to reach Dimapur in the afternoon of May 22.

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