Passangers of the train waiting in line to get screened and disinfected at the Dimapur Railway Station on Friday  Credit: EastMojo image

Dimapur: The first special train which was arranged by the Nagaland state government to evacuate stranded students from Chennai reached Dimapur station on Friday evening at around 6:20 pm. The personnel at the station waiting for stranded gave a very warm welcome, the public announcer was heard saying, “Dear Naga brothers and sisters, we heartily welcome you to your homeland -Nagaland.”

Right after the passengers deported the train, they were screened and later disinfected at the entry of the railway station. Some passengers were then taken to the quarantine facility at the state Agri Expo in 4th mile and some were sent to Kohima to undergo their quarantine period.

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Buses were arranged by the state governemt to take the passangers to various quaratine centers in the state.

Welcoming the stranded students back to the state Minister for Rural Development, Government of Nagaland took it to Twitter where he welcomed all the returnees from Chennai. He further thanked Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio for his initiative and later went on to congratulate Team Kikheto who worked tirelessly at ground zero.

Adviser to the Chief Minister of Nagaland & Secretary-General Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) Abu Metha also took it to Twitter, where he stated “ The first special train to #Nagaland has arrived from Chennai. It gives us great joy&happiness to welcome home our children, brothers & sisters. We pray to Almighty to keep our citizens & our state safe. #Kuknalim.”

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