COVID-19: 2.03 lakh migrants return to Odisha


Bhubaneswar: A total of 2.03 lakh migrants have returned to Odisha so far, said an official on Wednesday.

So far, 2,03,220  Odias have returned to Odisha by train, bus, and other vehicles. As many as 11,295 migrants returned to Odisha on Wednesday.

The state government has facilitated the safe and hassle free return of more than 25,000 stranded migrant workers to their home states.

The buses used for their return were sanitized properly and due care was taken for their health. 

On the other hand, more than ten thousand migrant labourers passing through Odisha have also been safely transported to the border points nearest to their destination states.

They were also provided with food, water and due medical care.

Shramik Express special train from Sambalpur to Kanpur runs today.

1068 adult migrant workers and 50 children from Uttar Pradesh, stranded in Odisha, are going back to their home state with the help of Odisha government.

Collectors of 17 districts (Kalahandi, Sundargargh, Baragarh, Nawarangpur, Malkangiri, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Sonepur, Balangir, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Boudh, Keonjhar and others) have mobilised all the workers by arranging 30 buses to Sambalpur.

Collector, Sambalpur has arranged for accommodation for 1000 workers at Burla. They were also provided with meals, dry food packets, masks and soap by Sambalpur District Administration.