Bhubaneswar: In view of influx of migrants returning to Odisha amid COVID-19 lockdown, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has converted over 60 hotels into coronavirus quarantine centres here in the city.
The civic body has directed the local hoteliers to prepare their hotel rooms as the quarantine centres to accommodate the residents stranded in other states and returning to Bhubaneswar by special trains and hired vehicles.
A source in the BMC said that quarantine facility has been made in 64 hotels located under three BMC zones in Bhubaneswar. These hotels with 2720 beds and 1317 rooms will offer paid quarantine facility for the the returnees.
As per the guidelines set by the State Government for people, who are returning to home state from other states, will stay at institutional quarantines mandatorily or they can opt for paid quarantine.
Accordingly, arrangements have been made at the hotels for returnees to stay in quarantine. A quarantinee will have to pay for lodging and food to the hotel managements.
The room tariffs and food charges (breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner) have been fixed as per category of the hotels.
Source said that the total charges including room tariff and food have been kept in the range starting from Rs 400 to 4500 per person per day. The OYO rooms have also been included in the list of quarantine centres. The returnees can book online for paid quarantine facility.