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Exodus of migrants from Nagaland continues

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By EMN Updated: May 23, 2020 11:50 pm
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Dimapur, May 23 (EMN): One more batch of migrant workers left Nagaland on Saturday night via a Shramik special train.

According to a DIPR update, the special train carrying 1600 migrants left for Motihari in Bihar from Dimapur railway station. The government of Nagaland had paid for their tickets, it stated.

Fifteen busses carrying 348 migrants from Kohima reached Dimapur at around 3 pm; another five buses with 158 migrants arrived from Mokokchung.

‘Will continue to facilitate migrants’

Our Correspondent
Kohima, May 23 (EMN):
Hundreds of stranded migrants in Kohima left for Bihar on Saturday through a special train.

According to the extra assistant commissioner of Kohima, Kevingoto Kulnu, majority of the migrants from Bihar who applied for inter-state movement permit have left the state capital. Some of them have withdrawn their applications, he said.

As for migrants from Assam staying in Kohima, many of them had arranged to leave on their own. The administration ferried them till Nagaland-Assam gate. Likewise, migrants from other NE states were screened and sent to their respective states, while some of them had come with their e-tickets for verification.

Unless further directives from state government is given, the administration will continue to facilitate the migrants, he added.

Meanwhile, one bus ferrying some of the persons under quarantine at K Badze left for Mokokchung, Wokha and Longleng where they will undergo further quarantine.

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By EMN Updated: May 23, 2020 11:50:08 pm