Tripura returnees
Returnees get ready to go towards their destinations. Image credit - Northeast Now

At least 152 people, mostly students, have returned to Dharmanagar in Tripura from Uttar Pradesh on Saturday morning by a special train.

According to sources, all of the madrassa students have been studying in Darul Uloom Deoband madrassa at Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

On their arrival, all the returnees including the madrassa students went through thermal screening at the Dharmanagar railway station and were sent for home quarantine.

Sources said, Iqbal Ahmed, Upapradhan of Dharmanagar, made all the arrangements for them and have spent Rs35,000 till they reach home in 5 buses at several places including Agartala, Sonamura, Boxonagar, Bisalgarh, and others.

Other than arranging transportation, Ahmed has also offered them meals.

The other leaders have also extended support to the stranded people.

Northeast Now, earlier reported that 592 migrant workers, who returned to Dharmanagar in a Shramik special train on May 18, most of whom belonged to North Tripura district, Unakoti district and Dhalai district, were sent to home quarantine after they went through the medical procedure.

However, three workers decided to stay isolated at an Anganwadi centre and not to return to their homes.

The locals arranged food and other essentials for the three migrants.

The locals appreciated their decision to protect their family members from possible infection and also the entire society.

Panna Ghosh

Panna Ghosh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dharmanagar in Tripura. He can be reached at: pannalivenews@gmail.com