Rayagada: A Shramik Special train carrying over 160 Odia migrant workers arrived in Rayagada railway station from Telangana on Wednesday.
According to sources, the migrants who mostly belong to Gajapati, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Koraput, and Nabarangpur districts got stuck in Telangana due to lockdown.
After the migrants arrived in railway station, they were received by Rayagada district collector Pramod Kumar Behera. Among others, Additional collector Sarat Chandra Panda, DRDA project director Amit Ruturaj, Gunupur sub-collector BS Balaram and Rayagada sub-collector Pratap Chandra Pradhan were also present.
Notably, it is mandatory for every passenger boarding the train to wear face cover, ensure social distancing norms and hygiene. Meals and drinking water is provided to them by government officials.