Telugu students of NIT Srinagar returning home

Hyderabad: About 135 students of National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, belonging to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are returning home with the governments of both the Telugu states making necessary travel arrangements for them.

The students were stuck in Srinagar on Saturday after authorities announced closure of NIT till further orders in view of the security alert in Jammu and Kashmir.

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president K. T. Rama Rao tweeted that the Telugu students have reached Jammu and the government was arranging train tickets for them to return to Hyderabad.

The students were asked to return to their native places immediately due to security reasons. The NIT authorities have arranged four buses for them up to Jammu.

According to a statement from Andhra Pradesh government, three buses have been arranged to bring the students to New Delhi from Jammu.

Rama Rao had earlier tweeted that he had been receiving some anxious messages from Telugu students of NIT, Srinagar as the government of India has asked for the campus to be vacated and asked students to leave immediately.

The officials of both the Telugu states in New Delhi were in touch with the students and making arrangements for travel to their native places.

Telangana government said any student/parent wanting assistance may contact Resident Commissioner Vedantam Giri at 011-23382041 or on his mobile +91 99682 99337 at Telangana Bhavan, New Delhi.

The students from Andhra Pradesh may contact P. Ravi Shanker OSD, AP Bhavan on his mobile +91 9871999055.

Necessary accommodation and food arrangements have been made for the students in AP Bhavan, New Delhi.