Nagaland agriculture production commissioner Y. Kikheto Sema, who is also Dimapur district in charge for Covid-19 activities, on Tuesday said the special train from Chennai carrying the stranded people is expected to reach Dimapur on May 22.
Sema said the special train with 1,464 stranded people departed from Chennai on Tuesday evening.
He thanked some churches and communities who have come forward to host and welcome the returnees.
Following appeals from the state government and district administration to the churches, the executive committee of Kuda Village Baptist Church resolved to house all the asymptomatic Angami Naga people from Kuda village, under Nagarjan jurisdiction, returning from outside the state at its guest house within the church premises.
Sema met with the members of the church on Tuesday and expressed his appreciation for their gesture in responding to the call of the pandemic.
He felt that a sense of security has started to click in the minds of the people with the realisation that the stranded returnees are none other than our own children/brothers and sisters.
He also said the government is getting more positive feedback as more communities and churches are coming forward to help and cooperate with the government and the district administration.