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Over 9000 stranded citizens return to Meghalaya
SHILLONG: Over 9000 stranded residents of Meghalaya have so far arrived in Meghalaya from across the country including the North Eastern States, while 6000-6050 more are expected to return in the coming weeks.
Informing this here on Saturday, Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong said that a special train carrying 231 state residents from Telangana will reach Guwahati soon and a similar special train from Haryana carrying 139 natives will reach Guwahati on Sunday afternoon
He further informed that two trains from Delhi will start on May 27 even as he requested those who have in case not registered themselves to return from Delhi to call 01123014341 or 01123014451, 9968262299.
According to Tynsong, one more special train would leave Jaipur on May 26 while state government is still trying to arrange special trains from Pune, Mumbai, Goa.
“We will try to make sure they reach state within this month,” TYnsong said.
Tynsong said that as there were more than 6000 natives who are ready to come back to the state, the Government has created temporary offices in Guwahati airport and railway station to receive the returnees and send to their respective destinations in the state.
He, however, reiterated that returnees coming from outside must adhere to protocol and SOPs as most of them are coming from Red zone.
Meanwhile, Kolkata-Umroi flight services are likely to resume from next week with the Ministry of Civil Aviation deciding to resume air services.