Punjab CM writes to Amit Shah, Maha CM for evacuation of stranded devotees at Nanded

Punjab CM writes to Amit Shah, Maha CM for evacuation of stranded devotees at Nanded

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday stated he has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to assist evacuate devotees who are stranded at the historical Gurdwara Hazur Sahib at Nanded due to the fact of the national lockdown.

"Have written to HM @AmitShah Ji & Maharashtra CM to facilitate the evacuation of devotees stranded at Nanded Sahib Gurdwara. The pilgrims have been stranded there for lengthy & we owe them secure return to their properties & families," Singh tweeted.

The chief minister stated round 2,000 pilgrims from Punjab had long gone to pay obeisance at Gurdwara Hazur Sahib in Nanded in Maharashtra.

"Due to cancellation of trains some days lower back and the nationwide lockdown imposed due to the fact nighttime beforehand today, there is no opportunity of their being added to Punjab barring unique approval of Government of India," Singh wrote in a letter to Shah.

He pointed out that the Punjab authorities had already written to the railways for plying one-of-a-kind trains to evacuate stranded devotees.

"Our places of work have been in contact with the district administration of Nanded and I have additionally written to the Maharashtra chief minister for making appropriate intervening time preparations for their board and lodging in Nanded," wrote Singh.

He advised the union minister to facilitate the evacuation of devotees via unique trains or flights.