SILCHAR , March 25 - In a welcoming development during the emergency situation, the Cachar district administration along with Police have made arrangements for sending the Tripura-bound stranded passengers back home.
The passengers were found to be stranded at the Silchar Railway station on Monday owing to the cancellation of trains to prevent spread of Covid-19.
Deputy Commissioner Barnali Sarma informed on Tuesday that �after enquiry, it was found that these persons are from Tripura. Process is going on to send them to their home state after medical examination.�
Later, the Additional SP Jagadish Das informed that 17 passengers, including one 42-year-old lady with her leg operated were sent to Dharmanagar in Tripura under police security.
It may be mentioned that the matter was brought to light by Ritesh Pathak, news correspondent at the Silchar Akashvani who found the passengers at the railway station. Later, members of Rotary Club of Silchar along with media persons from various media houses extended help with food and financial assistance to the passengers who were spending their days in the open outside the railway station.