District Administration Kishtwar dispatches interstate stranded labourers to Chhattisgarh

Kishtwar: With an aim to send the stranded labourers to their villages and family back at home, who got stuck in the District during this lock down period of global COVID-19 pandemic, District Administration Kishtwar headed by the District Magistrate Kishtwar Rajinder Singh Tara today flagged of a batch of 59 labourers hailing from Chhattisgarh state for their homes. These labourers were persistently approaching to the District Administration since a long time during this lock down period to arrange for their travel back to their native states
It is pertinent to mention here that in order to facilitate the smooth dispatch of the returnees to their native states through the Shramik trains arranged by the Government, the District Administration Kishtwar had already begun the registration process.
In order to secure their safe journey, preliminary medical screening of these applicants for COVID-19 symptoms was also done under the supervision of Chief Medical Officer Kishtwar Dr.R S Manhas. After completion of all the formalities and after receiving a green signal from higher authorities a fleet of 3 buses carrying total of 59 outbound passengers which includes 37 Males,16 females and 06 minor hailing from Chhattisgarh were today dispatched to their home state in the wee hours of the day with the ensured maintenance of social distancing in the buses.
On the direction of Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Labour Commissioner Kishtwar in collaboration with BDO Dachhan, Parveen Sharma distributed packed breakfast, lunch along with packaged water bottle to all the passengers in addition to ensure their safe travel, a team of officers/officials headed by Naib Tehsildar, accompanied the returnees upto to Katra railway station. Free masks were also distributed among the returnees to ensure the hygiene during the travel.
The labourers expressed their gratitude to the District Administration for their dedicated efforts to send them home.