RAHA, May 17 - A group of 223 stranded persons, including children and differently-abled persons returned to Nagaon in an Assam-bound special train from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu today morning.
The group alighted at the Chaparmukh railway junction at around 5.30 am from the Coimbatore-Dibrugarh special train. A sense of relief was writ large on their weary faces when they reached their home district after 55-days of lockdown. This was the first batch of stranded persons to return to Nagaon in a train.
Out of the total 223 persons who got down from the train at Chaparmukh, 173 were from Nagaon, 25 from Hojai, 15 from Karbi Anglong, 8 from Morigaon and 2 from West Karbi Anglong districts respectively.
Apart from a few students and patients, most of the returnees were labourers engaged at different construction sites, besides factories in various corners of Coimbatore.
After the mandatory thermal screening, all the returnees were taken to their respective districts in buses which were parked near the railway junction.
A large number of officials, including the Nagaon Superintendent of Police Abhijit Gaurav Dilip , ASP Gunendra Deka , Nagaon ADC Lachit Kumar Das along with railway staff were present at the station to welcome the returnees.