GUWAHATI: A train from Chennai carrying stranded people amid COVID-19 lockdown reached Guwahati Railway Station on Friday night. Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma along with his deputy Pijush Hazarika supervised the deboarding of total 1500 passengers in Guwahati. Among them 1100 passengers are from Meghalaya. The train left Chennai on May 13.
The passengers from Meghalaya have been sent to the state by special buses after doing the mandatory screening.
Earlier on Thursday night, two special trains carrying passengers from Delhi and Chennai halted at Guwahati Railway Station. According to information received, 175 passengers deboarded New Delhi-Dibrugarh down special train in Guwahati. On the other hand, 275 passengers from different districts of Assam got down at Guwahati Railway Station from Shramik special train which started its journey from Chennai.
On Wednesday the first passenger train amid lockdown entered Assam from Delhi. The Dibrugarh-bound special train reached its final destination on Thursday morning.
A train which left Chennai on May 13 arrived in #Guwahati today. I, @Pijush_hazarika & senior officials supervised the de-boarding at Station. Out of about 1500 passengers, 1100 are from #Meghalaya and are being sent there by special buses. Mandatory screening being done. pic.twitter.com/0FqVPhxYA1
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 15, 2020