Second train with 932 state natives arrives
IMPHAL, 15th May: A special train carrying 932 people who were stranded in Punjab reached the Jiribam railway station on Friday.
The train, which brought back the second batch of stranded people, reached the station at 6.50 pm, said officials.
The returnees were screened at the station and 45 buses have been arranged to send them to their native districts, informed Jiribam deputy commissioner W Malemnganba.
They will have to remain in isolation at community quarantine centres for 14 days.
On May 13, 1,140 stranded people from the state were brought back from Chennai.
Another special train carrying 1,450 passengers which was flagged off from Bengaluru on Thursday is arriving Manipur on May 16.
The first train from Gujarat was also flagged off on Friday at 4 pm from Vadodara for Jiribam ferrying 808 passengers, including 186 from Sikkim and 235 from Meghalaya, respectively. This is the first time where people from Manipur are arriving by train directly at Jiribam unlike the earlier times where passengers from the state de-boarded the train either at Guwahati or Dimapur rail stations and reach their home state in buses or hired vehicles.