DIMAPUR, Dec 4 - The Nagaland Government brought 13,594 people back to the State since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Commissioner and Secretary Dinesh Kumar, who is the Chief Nodal Officer for inter-State movement of stranded persons, stated this during the release of a report in Kohima today. The report was released by Principal Secretary (Home) Abhijit Sinha.
Kumar said 34 special buses and 12 Shramik Special trains covering a distance of 1,02,555 km in 28 days, were utilised to facilitate return of the stranded people. He said four additional zones were created and around 14,600 calls were made to the stranded people by the zonal teams in order to facilitate their inter-State movement.
He stated that Nagaland created history by arranging the Shramik Special trains which covered the longest rail route of 4,322 km during the period.
Sinha congratulated the working group on COVID-19 headed by Kumar, for successfully conducting the exercise assigned to it. He added that a lot of efforts were put in to bring back the stranded persons from outside the State and appreciated the team for documentation of the process. He said the State Government had managed to bring back most of the stranded persons who wanted to return.
Speaking on the report, Kumar said tremendous efforts were made to facilitate the inter-State movement of people stranded in other States on the one hand and people of other States stranded in Nagaland wishing to return to their home States, on the other.
The working group also presented a copy of the report to Chief Secretary Jan E Alam at his office chamber.