Srinagar, Apr 30: After Home Ministry’s inclusion of new set of relaxation measures in the National Lockdown guidelines, the states are gearing up to facilitate movement of stranded migrants, students, pilgrims and tourists among others.
Sources told news agency KINS that some states including the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir have already designated nodal officers to prepare a register of such stranded people and are devising the Standard Operating Procedure to be followed during their transit.
People have also welcomed Centre’s announcement of allowing movement of stranded people starting from 4th of May.
“The decision will address concerns of migrant workers , students, pilgrims , tourists and other people who wanted to travel back to their home,” said one of the students stuck in New Dehli.
State Governments are coordinating to allow movement of passenger buses carrying people stranded due to the nationwide lockdown.
Seating arrangement in buses is being planned to ensure contactless travel. People who would be travelling are required to get themselves registered with the Nodal officers in their State.
Proper screening of passengers is made necessary both /on commencement and completion of the journey.
After journey every traveller will have to stay under home quarantine. Government has also asked people to download Aarogya Setu mobile App so that their safety can be well taken care off through technological intervention.(KINS)