Buses carrying returnees from Maharashtra reach Bairabi:

The buses carrying returnees from Maharashtra reach Bairabi early in the morning on Thursday.

The number of returnees who were stranded in Maharashtra and who reported themselves were 1,597. The special Shramik train carrying returnees from Maharashtra started from Mumbai on June 3.

It was expected that the train would reach Bairabi directly. However, arrangements had to be made for the returnees to travel by bus from Guwahati because of a landslide between Barbarpur and Lumding.

A total of 68 buses were hired for the transportation of the returnees to Bairabi. After the process of screening at Bairabi, the returnees were assigned buses according to their home district. When they reach their quarantine centre, a swab test will be done for each of them through RT-PCR.

The buses that were hired by the Government of Mizoram from Guwahati to Bairabi will be used by 1365 stranded Jharkhand migrants. These migrants were also delayed due to the landslide.