Guwahati: The Nagaland government on Saturday asserted that they were working to facilitate the safe and smooth transportation of the people of Nagaland stranded in Imphal.
Meanwhile, the state government is constantly in touch with the Manipur government for evacuation of the stranded people.
“The transport arrangements are en route and awaiting clearance and security cover from the Manipur government and other central security agencies,” a press statement from Nagaland government stated.
The government urged the people concerned to contact the state police control room at 0370 2242511 (landline), 0370 2242512 (fax), 08794833041 (mobile/ WhatsApp, email@example.com and 0370- 2381122/2291123 (Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority) for any assistance.
The government requested everyone to be patient and maintain calm.
Meanwhile, an Assam Rifles column, under Brig Ved Beniwal, will pick up the Naga students studying in Imphal on May 7 for their journey back to Kohima. The pick-up points will be RIMS, Central Agricultural University and Koirengei, an Assam Rifles release said on Saturday.
The students have been asked to tie up with each other and reach the pick-up points as per the time given by the officers accompanying Brig Beniwal. The officers accompanying Brig Beniwal are Maj Hashir Ahmad (7408200275 and 8162958214) and assistant commandant Tamang (9862659130 and 8250599861).
On the other hand, Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland and minister in-charge of the Home department, Yanthungo Patton on Saturday visited the Oking hospital in Kohima, where eight patients who suffered injuries from violence-hit Manipur were admitted and took stock of the situation.
Speaking to media persons, Patton said that most patients were out of danger and the hospital authorities are taking care of the patients.
“The state government has additional bus transportation to evacuate stranded persons in Manipur. A total of 22 buses along with two Nagaland police platoons- IR and Mahila battalions, CRPF forces were sent to bring back stranded residents under full security,” Patton informed.
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