Only special trains can bring back migrant workers, students: Bihar Deputy CM


Bihar authorities has appointed 19 nodal officers to supervise the return of migrant staff and college students.

File photograph of Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar (Photo Credits: PTI)

The Bihar authorities has requested the Centre to run continuous special trains to bring back 25 lakh migrant staff and college students from the state stranded in numerous elements of the nation. In an announcement on Thursday, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi admitted that it’s not possible to ferry the migrants residence utilizing buses.

Such an train would take a number of months with using buses, Sushil Kumar Modi mentioned. “Without running special trains, it is not possible to bring back stranded migrant labourers and students from across the country in buses,” he added.

Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi additionally claimed that the state authorities had wasted no time and flung into motion to make necessary preparations at state borders to quarantine migrants returning residence. The Bihar authorities has determined that migrant staff and college students who return to the state will likely be stored in quarantine services on the state border for 21 days.

Senior IAS officer Pratyay Amrit, Principal Secretary of the Bihar Disaster Management Department has been appointed the nodal officer to supervise the duty of bringing back migrants. As many as 19 different senior officers of the state administration have been appointed as nodal officers to coordinate with different states and facilitate the return of migrant staff and college students.

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