COVID-19 lockdown: Students stranded in Kota reach Delhi

Nearly 500 students from Delhi who were stranded at coaching hub Kota in Rajasthan during the lockdown has arrived at Kashmere Gate ISBT on Sunday morning.

Delhi government had sent about 40 buses to bring back stranded students.

Delhi’s Transport minister Kailash Gahlot said he was happy to share that all students from Kota have reached Delhi safely.

“I am happy to share that all the students from Kota have reached Delhi safely. They are currently undergoing medical examination. Shortly, students will be sent to their homes in DTC buses,” Gahlot tweeted.

Aam Aadmi Party leader, Satya Prakash Dubey yesterday in a tweet said, “Buses sent to Kota for bringing back the Delhi Students have left Kota for Delhi. Buses are expected to reach Kashmiri Gate at 5 in the morning. Students will be screened medically, after that DTC buses will drop them at their homes.”

Earlier Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “Hundreds of our children studying in Kota were stuck for more than a month. We are arranging for their return to Delhi. Am so happy they will soon be reunited with their families.”

The students preparing for competitive exams were stranded in Kota for weeks during the coronavirus lockdown.