Odisha youths stuck in other states seek govt’s help for their return

Bhubaneswar: Amid the nationwide lockdown, two videos of different groups of Odisha people stranded in two different states in the country has surfaced. Through the videos, they have appealed the State government and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to bring them home.

In one video, a group of youth identifying themselves as residents of Cuttack’s Salepur town, stated that they had earlier travelled to Nagpur via train. Now that all the public transport services have been cancelled, they are stuck in the city.

“We are stuck in Nagpur and don’t have enough money to survive the 21-day lockdown, as ordered by the government. Therefore, we request our Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to help us return home safely,” one of the group member said in a velfie.

Another video is from a group of Odisha people who worked in Hyderabad and are now helpless after the company they were working with shut down its operations due to the lockdown.

“Now that the lockdown has been extended, we don’t have enough food or money. Due to the coronavirus scare, the police and locals are thrashing us if we step out.  We want to return home but the transport facilities have been cancelled due to the lockdown. We request  the Odisha government to help us get back to our homes,” one of the youths said.

Meanwhile, the Odisha Chief Minister wrote to CMs of all the states urging them to assist people from Odisha who are stranded across different parts of the country due to the nationwide lockdown for coronavirus outbreak.

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