Shramik special train from Chennai arrives in Dimapur

The first special train carrying over 1469 people, who were stranded in Chennai, reached Dimapur at around 6:20 pm on May 22.

Shramik special train from Chennai arrives in Dimapur
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The first special train carrying over 1469 people, who were stranded in Chennai, reached Dimapur at around 6:20 pm on Friday.


Most of the returness were students and migrant workers, had started their journey from Chennai on May 19.


After arriving at the Dimapur Railway Station, senior pastor of Dimapur Sumi Baptist Church, Rev S Vitoshe Swu said a prayer after which the passengers started alighting.


Several COVID-19 response teams of the state government received the returnees and Conducted screening & other necessary safety protocols.

An update from the Control Room of the Empowered Group (COVID-19) Dimapur informed that 1469 persons arrived on the train. However, the daily briefing from the Principal Secretary, Home, stated that 1320 persons arrived on the train.


According to DPRO Dimapur, screening for those who are heading to Kohima, Wokha, Mokokchung, Zunheboto, Longleng, Phek, Tuensang and Kiphire was completed at the time of filing this report. The returnees will be quarantined in Kohima.


Screening of returnees to Dimapur was also completed while screening of Mon returnees was in progress. Peren returnees were yet to be screened, DPRO Dimapur informed.


The Nagaland Government has ordered 14-day compulsory quarantine at designated institutional and community quarantine centres for everyone coming from other states. This will be followed by 14 days home quarantine.