The process of migrants returning to Uttarakhand continued on Sunday. So far, about 2.23 lakh people have registered to return and out of these 98,840 had returned to Uttarakhand till Saturday. On Sunday, a Shramik special train from Ahmedabad arrived in Lalkuan with about 1,200 people hailing from various parts of the Kumaon region. The administration had arranged about 60 buses to ferry the returning migrants back to their home districts after thermal screening and other necessary formalities. The train which departed about an hour later than scheduled from Ahmedabad arrived about three hours late at Lalkuan at about 8 PM. However, all the returning migrants were happy at returning to their native state. In another development, approval has been received in principle for sending 1,400 persons by train from Haridwar to West Bengal.
Meanwhile, more than 37,000 people have registered online for travelling from Uttarakhand to other states. Till Saturday, 20,855 had departed from Uttarakhand for other states. Within the state, 77,598 people have gone from one district to another.
Monday, 18 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun/Lalkuan