Delhi Government brings back 480 students from Kota to Delhi

  • 40 Buses were sent to bring back students stuck in Kota, Rajasthan during the lockdown
  • After the medical check-up, the students were sent to their respective homes in DTC buses

New Delhi:  Due to lockdown situation, various students of Delhi studying in institutes at Kota Rajasthan were stuck there. Sh Arvind Kejriwal, Hon’ble CM had directed that these students be brought back to their parents in Delhi. Accordingly, Delhi Government sent 40 buses on May 1 to bring back its students from Kota, Rajasthan. On May 2 around 2 PM these buses reached Kota where they were sanitized properly. Yesterday, around 8 PM these 480 students started their journey from Kota towards Delhi and reached ISBT Kashmiri Gate today early morning.While arrangements were made by the Government to bring 813 students, only 480 students who belong to Delhi were brought back. Remaining students were reported to belong to other places.
At ISBT Kashmiri Gate, 11 counters were made for Districts of Delhi where every student was properly screened for COVID-19 by 11 separate medical teams comprising of a doctor and paramedic. Also, in front of every district wise counter, 100 circles were drawn at a distance of 6 feet so that during screening the social distancing norms can be followed properly. After the medical screening, every student was given a coupon indicating the DTC bus number dedicated to their specific route. Parents were asked to not come to the ISBT as the government made proper arrangements through these DTC buses to make sure that every student reaches their respective homes safely.
Before the arrival of students, the entire premises of the ISBT Kashmiri Gate along with every DTC bus present there was sanitized. The Transport Minister of Delhi Shri Kailash Gahlot who was personally monitoring this entire process said “I am delighted that we brought back all our students from Kota safely. I would like to request to all the students who came back yesterday to stay in home-isolation for 14 days to ensure the safety of their family members.”