Masoodi demands special train to Jammu for stranded JK residents

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Member of Parliament from Anantnag, Hasnain Masoodi has asked the Gol supervising measures to combat the corona crisis and The Ministry of Railways to operate a special nonstop trains to Jammu – Udhampur for the students, labourers and other stranded people from Jammu and Kashmir. He has expressed dissatisfaction with the mechanism put in place by the J&K administration for the people outside JK as the SOP is not expected to bring much needed respite to the stranded people.

Masoodi has stated that the labourers from Jammu and Kashmir are stranded at far off places like Assam, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, including the large number in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana and appointing one nodal officer for the entire country except Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, is not going to help in early evacuation and return of the people stranded in these states. Even in the case of the people stranded in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, a single nodal officer assisted by one more officer is not to make the requisite information accessible to the stranded.

The statement adds that students from J&K are stranded in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Indore, Aligarh, Agra, Chandigarh and other satellite towns around Delhi and a single nodal officer cannot handle the evacuation requests expected to be received from the stranded students. Masoodi has demanded a more elaborate mechanism accessible without any difficulty to the stranded. The present mechanism according to him, as per the inputs received, is not at all satisfactory.

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