Kohima: A Shramik special train which left Bangalore on July 6 reached the state on Thursday bringing home 307 persons. So far, around 20,000 persons have returned to the state.
Speaking with EastMojo, Shanavas C, nodal officer for COVID-19 related activities outside the state, said that 307 passengers reached Dimapur from the special Shramik train on Thursday. These passengers had left Bangalore on July 6 along with inbound passengers from the other states of Northeast India.
Shanavas informed that there is no information of any symptomatic persons among the returnees, till the filing of this report. He added that the same protocol has been followed for the returnees where liaison officers from the respective districts are responsible for taking the returnees to their own districts after they are screened in Dimapur.
He said that the state government, along with the other Northeastern states, have tied up with the Karnataka government following which the special train was arranged to evacuate people back to the respective states.
He also informed that cumulatively around 20,000 persons from outside the state have returned to the state so far.
The last Shramik special train that was arranged by the state government to evacuate stranded persons from outside the state reached Nagaland on June 16 which brought back 583 persons from Delhi.