Bhubaneswar, April 3 (Local Wire): The first train carrying 1150 stranded Odia workers from Kerala arrived in Odisha early Sunday morning.
Several of them were received at the Jagganathpur railway station in Ganjam district as planned by the government earlier and were taken to their panchayat level quarantine centres.
According to the government most of the passengers who travelled from the train hailed from Kandhamal.
Manoj Mishra, Commissioner, Rail Coordination said, “Most of the persons who came from this train were from Kandhamal, Kendrapara and Ganjam.
The next train coming from Surat will have maximum people belonging to Ganjam district,”
The state government has developed a protocol to ensure safe return of migrants via railway.
According to the protocol the workers will be brought as per the priority list depending on the needs of the workers.
Screening at sending and receiving states, transportation amid social distancing, mandatory registration and quarantine have been made part of the protocol.