Imphal (DIPR): A special train from Mumbai, ferrying 1,408 stranded residents of Manipur due to the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, reached Jiribam Station today at 1:56 p.m.
580 residents including 15 babies of Ukhrul and Noney districts, 237 including 3 babies from Churachandpur district, 75 residents of Pherzawl district, 22 including 2 babies of Tengnoupal and Chandel districts left Jiribam for their respective districts in the State Transport Department buses after undergoing necessary screening process by the authorities.
The State Transport Department buses also transported 42 residents of Thoubal and Kakching districts, 120 including 5 babies of Kangpokpi and Senapati districts, 29 residents of Bishnupur district and 2 of Tamenglong district to their respective districts from Jiribam Railway Station. 62 residents including a baby of Imphal East district and 42 including a baby of Imphal West district too boarded the State Transport buses leaving the railway station for their respective districts.
At the Jiribam Railway Station, all the returnees travelling in the special train from Mumbai were screened by the concerned authorities. The returnees boarded the buses after undergoing necessary screening process and other mandatory procedures under the supervision of the Jiribam District Administration. They will remain in isolation at Community Quarantine Centres for 14 days.