Special train from Bengaluru ferrying 1384 stranded people reaches in Manipur:

Guwahati, May 17: A special train from Bengaluru ferrying 1384 stranded people from Manipur on Sunday reaches in Manipur.

The people from Manipur who were stranded due to the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the COVID-19 pandemic reached Jiribam railway station on Sunday evening.

The returnees mostly students and migrant workers had started their journey from Bengaluru on May 13.

After reached at Jiribam railway station, the COVID-19 response teams of the Manipur government had received the people and conducted screening and other health check-ups.

The COVID-19 response teams had conducted screening of each passenger by maintaining social distancing norms as precautionary measures to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus.

The Manipur government had arranged moreover 43 buses to transport the passengers to their respective districts.

The people had left from Jiribam railway station in the buses to Ukhrul, Churachandpur, Pherzawl, Senapati, Chandel, Kakching, Bishnupur, Kangpokpi, Thoubal, Kamjong and Noney districts.

Manipur government has made 14 days of compulsory isolation at community quarantine centers for the returnees.

Earlier, over 2000 people stranded in other states were returned to the state via two special trains.

The first special train from Delhi reached in Assam carrying over 500 stranded people from Assam in other states, on the 14th of May.