Nagaland: Over 1500 people stranded in Chennai to return by special train next week

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Nagaland Chief Secretary Temjen Toy today informed that the movement of the first batch of citizens stranded outside the state, is expected to start by mid of next week via a special train arranged by the State government.

The first batch of around 1500-1700 people will be coming from Chennai.

Raising concerns, Toy said that the quarantine facility centres may be insufficient for all the people who will be returning to the state.

He said the train service resumption has thrown the state’s plan off gear; however, the state is now ready to receive all of them.

“our concern was the quarantine centre capacity & if we have 1700 people coming in special trains & the point to point paid trains, it would create problem for us. We are now ready, the paid trains will keep coming. The special trains will be in a regulated manner so that the quarantine facilities are not overwhelmed” he said.

He pointed out that as per the data, districts like Mon, Peren & Dimapur have the highest number of returnees and these people will be kept in the Dimapur Quarantine Centres whereas those from the remaining districts will be kept in Kohima.

He also added that there will be no segregation of the returnees in zone wise instead all will be considered as Red Zones except for those coming from the Green Zones of North East states.


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