Odisha govt starts air-lifting stranded Odias from North East region

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Bhubaneswar: Due to lockdown in the entire country in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the Odisha Government has undertaken a mission to safely bring back all the migrant workers stranded in different parts of the country. The government decided that people stranded in remote parts from where Rail Services are not available and also travelling on road is not possible, will be evacuated by Air.

In this regard more than 300 persons from Odisha stranded in Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Assam were brought / will be brought by Air Asia Flight to Bhubaneswar.

Flight carrying migrant workers from Manipur landed at Bhubaneswar Airport at 2.30 P.M. today.  Another flight carrying migrant workers from Assam, Nagaland, Tripura, Meghalaya will arrive at Bhubaneswar Airport today late in the evening carrying 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, 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.

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