Bhubaneswar: Keeping with the directive of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik that no migrant takes the pain of walking on foot to reach his/her destination, cops intercepted dozens of migrants near Damana square as they set out on foot to return to their homes.
Reportedly, at least 31 migrants from Jharkhand working near Infocity in Bhubaneswar were determined to reach home even by walking for miles when police spotted them.
As per available information, they will be sent back to Jharkhand in buses under necessary Covid protocols.
Odisha DGP Abhay on Friday said all migrants from other states passing through Odisha will be provided transportation till the border. The DGP said police personnel at check gates will assist the pedestrian migrant workers and facilitate their travel in buses till the bordering areas of Odisha.
Food arrangements and travel expenses of the migrant workers are being incurred from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF), he added.