Bhubaneswar: Registration of migrants who wish to return Odisha after lockdown began today. Registration portal– covid19.odisha.gov.in— of the state government became operational in this regard.
Anyone who wants to return to Odisha after lockdown via any means (air/train/road) is required to register by filling up the form, an official statement said.
“The registration portal is for everyone who wants to come back to Odisha after lockdown. It is compulsory for everyone to register on this portal,” said Law Minister Pratap Jena.
The Odisha government is expecting that nearly 5 lakh people are likely to return to the state from other states after COVID-19 lockdown is lifted, said an official. “Without registration on the government portal, no person will be allowed to return to the state. With the registration, the government can know about their details so that it can make necessary arrangements at respective Gram Panchayat (GP) level,” said Panchayati Raj secretary D.K. Singh.
Singh said the registration can be done by the person concerned or anyone else will do it on behalf of the person or a relative of the person can fill a form and submit it to the official concerned at the GP level who will do the registration.
The returnees will be mandatorily quarantined for 14 days. They can’t go to home directly. Sarpanchs will play a decisive role in this. Around 7,000 temporary medical camps have been set up at GPs, he said.