Ganjam: Three Shramik Express trains carrying Odisha natives from Surat are expected to reach Jagannathpur station in Ganjam district today afternoon.
Around 3,000 migrant workers stranded in Gujarat and Kerala, and over 2,400 from Surat alighted from trains in Ganjam late on Monday (May 4).
Moreover, the authorities have decided to ferry the remaining migrant workers in Surat in three trains. The trains are scheduled to depart from Surat to Jagannathpur today.
All the migrant workers returning to the state will have to undergo quarantine for 14 days.
“We have made elaborate arrangements to send the returnees to quarantine centres in their respective panchayats by buses after their arrival at Jagananthpur station. Preliminary health screening will be done by the administration after their arrival,” an official was quoted as saying by PTI.
Seven Odisha-bound Shramik trains have successfully transported workers to the state so far.