Altogether 66 students and other studying in Manipur landed in Guwahati airport this evening.
Special flights and buses have been arranged by the Meghalaya government to bring back citizens stranded in violence-torn Manipur.
As of today, the state has identified 50 students from the Central Agriculture University, 10 students from the Food Technology Institute and 25 members of the U-21 Shillong Lajong football team, among others, who required evacuation.
Another 60-plus from Meghalaya were expected to land at the time of filing this report.
Additionally, the Meghalaya government has also launched a helpline (18003453644) for citizens who may require further assistance. Students of agriculture and food technology can reach out to the Nodal Officer, Remdor Dkhar (+91 9863114387). Dr Paul Chyne (+91 9863089972) can be contacted for any queries regarding medical students.
A delegation of three officials led by cabinet minister Ampareen Lyngdoh, political secretary Daniel Thangkiew and West Garo Hills Superintendent of Police Vivekananda Singh Rathore have travelled to Imphal to support the evacuation process.
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