Bhubaneswar, June 28 (LocalWire): Data relating to the profile of passengers who came from other states to Odisha on Sharamik trains hint that majority of them headed towards Ganjam district.
According to data received from the State Health Department, 37 per cent of the total migrants who came from Shramik trains headed towards Ganjam district which has now become the hotspot of Coronavirus.
The data claimed that out of the total 3,47,042 people who came to the state from these trains, 1,28,737 (37 percent) people de-boarded the train in Ganjam district.
Not only trains but even data of passengers travelling via roads from other states claim that most of the passengers headed towards Ganjam.
A total of 22,210 passengers reached Ganjam by road, the highest influx of people into any district of the state.
The Ganjam administration meanwhile accepts officially that more than 2 lakh people have returned to the state since May 3 from other parts of the country.
On the other side, when it comes to travel by air, the highest number of people who came to the state were from the Gulf countries.
These comprise people from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman.
Ganjam district now hosts the maximum number of people with reported Coronavirus cases.
It has till now reported more than 1000 positive cases and also the highest number of deaths owing to Coronavirus infection.