1735 stranded persons have reached Nagaland till date
Kohima, May 21 (EMN): A total of 1735 returnees from different parts of the country have already arrived in Nagaland so far.
Sources from Empowered Group, Dimapur informed Eastern Mirror that till 5 pm on Thursday, 162 returnees from Arunachal Pradesh have arrived in Nagaland, Assam – 739, Bihar – 77, Delhi – 15, Gujarat – 16, Manipur – 159, Meghalaya – 368, Rajasthan – 5, Sikkim – 18, Uttar Pradesh – 22 and West Bengal – 154.
The source informed that on Friday, about 1511 returnees will be reaching Dimapur by a train each from Delhi and Chennai, and a bus carrying 24 persons from Kolkata.
Meanwhile, it was learnt that a Volvo bus from Kolkata ferrying 24 stranded people, was stopped at Guwahati for “some reasons”, the control room of Empowered Group -Dimapur immediately informed the deputy resident commissioner (DRC) of Nagaland House in Guwahati, after which they were taken to Nagaland House in the city in three vehicles.
A source informed this newspaper that Nagaland House has arranged conveyance for the stranded people to the state and they will start their journey for Dimapur at around 9 am on Friday.
The returnees were said to be travelling at their own expense from Kolkata till Guwahati after receiving permit from the government of West Bengal.