First special train from Delhi carrying over 500 stranded people reaches in Assam:
Guwahati, May 14: The first special train from Delhi reaches in Assam carrying over 500 stranded people from Assam in other states, on Wednesday night.
The returnees are mostly migrant workers who had started their journey from Delhi on May 12 evening.
The special train reached at Guwahati railway station on Wednesday night amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown.
Assam Health Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma was present at the railway station to monitor the transit of the passengers to their respective districts.
The COVID-19 response teams were deployed at the railway station for screening and health check-ups of the passengers coming from outside of the state by maintaining social distancing norms and following other government orders.
130 passengers were de-boarded at the Guwahati railway station.
On the other hand, the special train was reached at Dibrugarh railway station on Thursday morning, and the passengers from different districts of Upper Assam and neighboring Arunachal Pradesh were de-boarded at Dibrugarh railway station.
On Wednesday, 15 positive cases for COVID-19 were detected in Guwahati.
Assam has reported 79 positive cases for COVID-19 so far.
Assam government has made 14 days compulsory institutional or home quarantine for the passengers coming from outside of the state.