Tripura’s COVID-19 online portal to bring back stranded people gets massive response
By Our Correspondent, 08/05/2020, Agartala

The online web portal launched by Tripura government three day back to bring back stranded people has got a massive response with registration of as many as 17,000 people of Tripura, now stranded in 11 States. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb took on to his tweeter account to inform this.

The tweeter reads, “As of now, as many as 17,000 people of Tripura, now stranded in 11 States, have registered through the online portal for returning home.” Mr. Deb also stated, “Wherever the total number of stranded people will be in between 1000 to 1200, we shall provide direct train facility. E-pass will be generated on first come first serve basis for free of cost. Govt of Tripura will bear the expenditure for each train from Chief Minister's Relief Fund.”

“In Karnataka, 5200 people of Tripura are stranded so we are arranging 4 direct Trains to Agartala. Payment for one train has already been made. From Chennai and Kolkata, we are arranging 3 direct trains to Agartala,” tweeter reads on Friday evening. Mr. Deb however stated, “We have also decided to send back 33,000 Migrant workers to their respective states from Tripura. The expenditure will be borne from Chief Minister's Relief Fund.”