Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb has requested union home minister Amit Shah to start point-to-point train service for those who are stranded outside the state due to the nationwide lockdown.
Deb said that around 30,000 people from Tripura are stranded outside the state due to various reasons in this lockdown period.
The Chief Minister briefed the home minister about the hardships faced by these people, most of whom are labourers and students.
State education minister Ratan Lal Nath, informing about the stranded people said, “It is not possible for the state government to send vehicles to bring back each and every stranded individual.”
“However, if they wish to return on their own, then the state government will help in their travel my communicating with the respective state governments,” Nath added.
“State chief minister has discussed the issue with Union home minister Amit Shah and he has requested Shah to start point-to-point train service and help the stranded citizens of the state,” Nath informed.