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Thiruvananthapuram: Around one lakh Keralites stranded in other states due to lockdown are waiting to come back to Kerala. A total of 94,483 Keralites have registered in the website of NORKA for coming back to state.
Among these people, pregnant women, students, senior citizens, those who went out of state for exams, interview or pilgrimage and got stuck there, people who went to visit their relatives, those who lost their job and retired people will be given priority.
Also those who come in their own vehicles, those who hired taxis and those who come in vehicles sent from their native places also will be given priority. It has been decided to allow people from other states to enter through Manjeshwaram, Muthanga, Walayar and Amaravila checkposts only.
There will be strict checking on the border areas. Based on this, it will be decided if they should be quarantined at home or hospital. People who are living in other states should not take this as an opportunity to visit their relatives in Kerala, said chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a press meet.
Most number of people registered in NORKA website are from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. Over 30,000 people registered from Karnataka while over 29,000 registered from Tamil Nadu and more than 13,000 from Maharashtra. People from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh also have registered.