New Delhi, Mar 27: Amid 21-day nationwide lockdown, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Friday sanctioned Rs 50 lakh from the CM relief fund for the people of his state stranded in Delhi.
The fund is meant to be spent strictly over food, lodging and transportation of people from the state stranded because of the lockdownl, an official statement said. The amount has been handed over to Uttarakhand’s Additional Resident Commissioner in Delhi. A large number of people from the state got stuck in Delhi while returning to their homes from their respective places of work.
Around 350 such people have already been transported to their homes in Uttarakhand and quarantined, an official said. The Chief Minister said food, lodging and transportation of stranded people is his government's top priority. (UNI)