JORHAT, April 27 - As part of the inter-district movement of people allowed by the State Government, altogether about 500 people stranded in Jorhat district went to Majuli island on Sunday and Monday through boats arranged by the Jorhat district administration from Nimatighat on the outskirts here.
A Jorhat district administration official told this newspaper that about 500 stranded people left for Majuli in the two days after the special boat service was started by Inland Water Transport wing of the State Transport department on Sunday as part of the Government inter-district movement of people stranded due to the lockdown.
The official informed that about 150 people stranded in Majuli reached Nimatighat here in the two days on boats sailing from Kamalabarighat.
Several trips were carried out by boats from both Nimatighat and Kamalabarighat, with administration from of both districts arranging buses free for the passengers to reach the ghats and also to return from the ghats after reaching their destinations respectively, the official stated.
Paid services transportation was also available, the official said, adding all norms of social distancing as per Covid-19 rules and health check-ups were adhered to during the inter-district movement of people.
The official further stated that the boat service between mainland Jorhat and the Brahmaputra island will continue till April 30. Stranded people from other districts and from Jorhat were coming and leaving since Saturday as per instructions given by Government, the official said.