NEW DELHI, May 10 - The first batch of 167 people from Assam, who were stranded here, left for their home state on Sunday in six buses. The trip is being organised by local NGO Shristi and some students of Delhi University in association with Assam Bhavan here and the State government.
The group is scheduled to reach Guwahati on Tuesday morning.
Sources said each of the passengers contributed Rs 7,000 and they may have to pay even more.
Some 800 stranded people had opted for the trip and another batch is being organised in coordination with the Assam government.
The passengers today mostly comprised students, pilgrims and patients, sources said, adding that they were medically screened before boarding the buses that were also sanitised.