SILCHAR March 23 - Forty-two-year old Dipali Dey, a resident from Tripura who had come for treatment on her operated left leg, is spending her days under the open sky outside the Silchar railway station owing to the cancellation of trains during the ongoing shut down to prevent spread of Covid-19.
�I came here on March 16 from Kanchanchera under Dholai district of Tripura for treatment and dressing on my left leg. Since March 19, after doctors did my dressing and asked me to come at a later time for further check-up, I am spending my days here as there are no ways to go back. The lady who accompanied me has gone back home. Neither has she returned nor I have any money left,� the woman said.
Vishal Malakar, a resident of Kadamtala in Tripura who was returning from Mumbai is also stranded at the Silchar Railway station. �I work in a restaurant in Pune. Owner of the restaurant handed over Rs 2000 to me asking me to head home via train. The money was finished when I reached here on the Kanchanjunga Express on Sunday and now I am in a critical situation,� the youth claimed adding that on his arrival here, medical authorities have examined him as per protocol.
He informed that at least seven other Tripura-bound passengers are stranded at the railway station with no food and shelter.