Over 300 Odia migrant workers to return home by flight

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided that more than 300 Odia people stranded in Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Assam will be brought back by Air Asia flight to Bhubaneswar. 

In this regard, a flight carrying migrant workers from Manipur landed at Bhubaneswar Airport in the afternoon on Wednesday, said a statement. 

Another flight carrying migrant workers from Assam, Nagaland, Tripura, Meghalaya will arrive at Bhubaneswar Airport today late in the evening.

It will carry 138 migrant workers stranded in Tinsukia, Silchar, Dimapur, Kamarup and Siva Sagar districts of Assam and also in Meghalaya.

Dedicated teams of officers of the Odisha government intensively interacted with the concerned state governments and also the migrant workers, who are being brought back to the state.

The officials completed the formalities required under the COVID-19 protocols and made every arrangement to bring those workers to the concerned airports by picking up them from different pockets of Assam, Manipur and Meghalay in vehicles.

The mission will continue till all migrant workers safely return to the state, the statement said.