Haflong: People from Dima Hasao who are stranded in various parts of Assam are finally returning home. As many as 115 people in first phase will be reaching their homes in Dima Hasao on Saturday night by the government facilitated transport system.
People travelling by their own vehicles with valid e-pass issued by the administration at the starting destination also heaved a sigh of relief. Applications are still seen coming in for permission through the given online portal even after the stipulated time. The district administration, with the support of the NIC (National Informatics Centre), is sorting the applications as per government norms for permission from the authority. On Saturday, a total of 152 applications were received since Friday and 101 were rejected due to wrong information and other reasons.
As per the District Transport Officer, 10 vehicles have been arranged in first phase starting from Sunday to transport the people of other districts who are stranded in Dima Hasao.
The medical team and police personnel at the district entry points are on alert as they will do the initial thermal check of all those who enter the district through these points. The line listing will be forwarded to the medical department for the health surveillance team of each designated block to follow-up on people will be entering the district. Any person enters the district will be home quarantined for 28 days.
Till date, 996 people have been home quarantine for 28 days by the medical surveillance team. Around 546 have already completed their 28 days and 106 have completed 14 days of quarantine period.