Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today spoke with his counterpart in Gujarat Vijay Rupani and discussed safe passage of Odia migrants stuck in the western state amid lockdown. The discussion happened via video conference which was also attended by the Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister of Steel Dharmendra Pradhan.
A press note released by the Chief Minister’s office informed of the development.
The release added that two senior officials from each State would be part of a committee to chalk out the details of the transport which is most likely to done via buses. Other mediums of transport will also be part of this discussion. Odisha is also in talks with the governments of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh so that no road tax is levied on the busses carrying the migrant labourers from Gujarat to Odisha.
All migrants willing to return to Odisha have to mandatorily register themselves and stay in quarantine for a period of 14 days where their need will be taken care of the State.