Train carrying Meghalaya residents from Telangana to reach tonight


SHILLONG, May 23: Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong informed that a special train carrying 231 stranded students and individuals from Meghalaya is reaching Guwahati Railway station from Telangana tonight. 

The Deputy Chief Minister also informed that another special train from Haryana carrying 139 residents of the State will reach Guwahati Railway Station on Sunday afternoon. 

Tynsong said that a special train from Delhi will depart on May 27.

The government has set up dedicated phone numbers for those stranded residents of the State in Delhi who wants to return home. 

The dedicated phone numbers are – 011-23014341, 011-23014451 and 9968262299.

Another train from Jaipur will be leaving on May 26.

“The State government is doing it’s best to bring back all those stranded in Mumbai, Pune and Goa in special trains,” Tynsong said even as he requested those stranded to be patient. 

Meanwhile, the State Health Minister A L Hek informed that samples tested till 2 pm on Saturday were 4538, samples tested negative 4224, results awaited 300.

It may be mentioned that a total of 14 people in the State has tested positive for COVID-19 one died, 12 have recovered and 1 is active. 

Hek informed that those stranded students and individuals who reached the State from Bengaluru on May 21, 532 tested negative for COVID-19 and the results of 671 others have been sent for testing. 

The Deputy Chief Minister also informed that till date more than 9000 stranded residents of Meghalaya have reached the State and another 6500 are expected to come. 

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