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Nagaland: Special trains from Bengaluru, Delhi and other places in line

By Our Correspondent Updated: May 25, 2020 5:56 pm

Our Correspondent
Kohima, May 25 (EMN): After the first special train carrying stranded citizens of Nagaland reached the state from Chennai, the next Nagaland government-arranged train will be from Bengaluru, revealed Chief Secretary Temjen Toy. The state government is said to be already in touch with the Railways for this.

“We are timing it, so that it reaches around May 31,” Toy said, adding that it takes about two to three days to arrange a train.  After that the next one will be from Delhi. In the meantime, there are other trains that are also coming, he said.

The government of Andhra Pradesh has been kind enough to arrange trains for the north-eastern states, the chief secretary informed. ‘The DGP of AP informed me that about 100 people from Nagaland will be coming in the train, which is also expected to reach in three to four days’ time,’ he added.

The train was yet to move out till Sunday.

As for food in train, the state of origin provides one meal besides those provided by the Railways, Toy informed. However, for Shramik trains, there is no arrangement for cooked food because of Standard Operating Procedure and not because they don’t want to give. Only dry packed food, fruits, and water are provided, he added.   

Giving updates on people travelling by road, the chief secretary said that there are quite a few people, especially from the north-eastern states coming on e-passes issued by the government. In addition, there are stranded citizens of Nagaland from the states of North India — Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.

He said that the government has received requests for allowing them to come by bus and clearances have already been given to them. The government will be paying for hiring the buses, he added.

By Our Correspondent Updated: May 25, 2020 5:56:04 pm