Newmai News Network
Imphal | April 29
The Manipur government on Wednesday sent buses to transport natives of Manipur currently stranded in Guwahati while on their way back home since the country-wide COVID-19 lockdown.
According an official report, as many as 84 Manipur natives including students and pilgrims are stranded at Manipur Bhavan in Guwahati after the Centre imposed the lockdown.
Four buses left Imphal for Guwahati early Wednesday morning for transportation of the 84 people. The buses were flagged-off by Manipur principal secretary (Transport) at 5.30 am.
Officials of the Manipur General Administrative Department (GAD) also handed over 500 bottles of hand sanitizers and 500 face masks which some of the items can be used by the stranded people during their journey to Imphal and the remaining for the staffs of the of Manipur Bhavan, Guwahati.
Manipur Bhavans across the country are run under the state GAD while the buses were arranged by the state Transport department.
While providing the details of the drivers and handymen, state Police department has also provided the registration numbers of the buses to the police in Nagaland and Assam for their smooth passage.
The buses are MN04-0298, ML05-1809, MN01-1664 and AO-01C-4909, the state Police department informed its counterparts in Assam and Nagaland while urging them to inform the police at check posts for allowing the passage of the buses.
The state government took up the initiative in the backdrop of the hardships being faced by the stranded people due to prolonged stay in the Manipur Bhavan.