Kochi: Steps to send other state labourers to their native places have started. A registration in this regard has begun.
It is learned that the first train from Kerala will be to Odisha. The non-stop train is likely to start from Aluva or Angamaly. Other state labourers who have registered will be taken back to their native place as per priority.
The Centre had directed that the outer state labourers should be taken back to their native place only after registration. Based on this, the Kerala government started the registration process.
The registration of 1.5 lakh other state workers in Ernakulam district will be completed in two days, officials said. The Kerala government is planning to run special trains after taking account of the other state labourers from each state.
Kerala’s move comes after the Centre granted permission to take back other state labourers stranded in various states following the lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The first train carrying other state labourers to Jharkhand started from Telangana.