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The third batch of stranded people of Manipur numbering around 1384 arrived in a special train on Sunday, official sources reaching Imphal said.

The train started its journey from May 14.

Soon after their arrival at the Jiribam which is the State’s only rail head around 3.55 pm, the state health officials conducted necessary mandatory medical procedure prior to their forward journey to their respective districts, it said.

Later six buses for Ukhrul with 105 passengers, six buses for Churachandpur and Pherzawl districts carrying 123 passengers, one bus for Tamenglong district with 26 passengers left for their respective districts, the source said.

“Six buses for Senapati district with 123 passengers left Jiribam at 5.25 pm. For Chandel District, two buses carrying 49 passengers left at 5.50 pm and four buses for Kakching District carrying 104 passengers left Jiribam at 6.20pm,” said DIPR in a press release issued on Sunday night.

“One bus for Kamjong district carrying 19 passengers left Jiribam at 8 pm while one bus for Noney District with 20 passengers also left Jiribam at 8 pm.”

Earlier five buses for Kangpokpi district with 107 passengers left Jiribam at 6:50 pm while four buses for Bishnupur district carrying 93 passengers left at 7:13 pm.

Seven buses for Thoubal District with 147 passengers including one baby left at 7:40 pm, it added.

It may be mentioned that the first special train from Chennai with 1140 stranded people arrived on a special train on May 13 while the second train from Punjab with 932 returnees reached on May 15.

The state authorities are still expecting arrival of couple of trains which are already booked in advance from different locations mostly from south India.


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