Tamil Nadu to facilitate return of NE citizens

CHENNAI, MAY 7 | Publish Date: 5/7/2020 9:37:24 AM IST

 To facilitate  return of people from the Northeast stranded in Tamil Nadu, a meeting was held between nodal authority of the state for the movement of the northeast stranded people to and from the state of Tamil Nadu represented by S.J.Chiru  and R. Sudhan and the North East India Welfare Association Chennai represented by president Wapangtoshi (Nagaland State Nodal Officer on COVID-19 in Chennai), vice president Dr.Hemanga Barman, and Secretary Colney along with the representatives of the Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Meghalaya states at the conference hall, Department of Agricultural Marketing Board Chennai on May 7. 

In the meeting, it was informed that Tamil Nadu government is ready to send back  stranded people from the Northeast with the approval of concern state governments. It directed those who want to travel to register in both the Tamil Nadu government’s online portal and their respective state government’s online portal.

It was decided that the respective state government nodal authorities would communicate and consult with the Tamil Nadu government nodal authority to finalise the people who would travel back to the Northeast. The Tamil Nadu government will arrange trains with the railway department for transportation. It was revealed in the meeting that so far Assam, Manipur and Mizoram state governments are in touch with the Tamil Nadu government nodal authority for the return of their citizens from different parts of Tamil Nadu with the official list and they’ve prepared to provide all necessities on their arrival. 

The parties in the meeting further asked respective Northeast state governments to submit the list of the stranded people to the Tamil Nadu government so that they can travel back home at the earliest. Those seeking more information may also contact Wapangtoshi-9840127998.

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