Raha: Went through great difficulties as there was no work, food or money during lockdown, a group of 223 stranded persons including children , differntly able persons, returned to Nagaon in an Assam-bound special train from Coimbatore , Tamilnadu on Sunday morning.
The group alighted at the Chaparmukh railway junction at around 5.30 am from the Coimbatore -Dibrugarh Special train. A sense of relief was writ large on the weary faces of the 223 persons who reached their home district after 55-days of lockdown. This was the first batch of stranded persons to return to Nagaon in a train.
Out of the total 223 persons who got down from the train at Chaparmukh , 173 belonged to Nagaon, 25 to Hojai , 15 to Karbi Anglong , 8 to Morigaon and 2 belonged to West Karbi Anglong districts respectively. Apart from a few students , patients , most of the returnees were labourers engaged to different construction sites , factories in various corners of Coimbatore.
After the thermal screening , all the returnees were taken to their respective districts in buses which were parked near the railway junction. A large number of officials, including the Nagaon SP Abhijit Gaurav Dilip , ASP Gunendra Deka , Nagaon ADC Lachit Kumar Das along with railway staff were present at the station to welcome the returnees.