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Karnataka govt allows one-time movement of stranded people

Karnataka govt allows one-time movement of stranded people
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(Eds: Adds details on order appointing nodal officers)

Bengaluru, Apr 30 (PTI) The Karnataka government on

Thursday decided to allow migrant workers, tourists, students

and others stranded in different parts of the state due to the

ongoing lockdown to return to their native places, a day after

the Centre issued guidelines for the process.

This will be a one-time movement and the government would

arrange buses for those in need but they should bear the

expenses, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C

Madhuswamy said.

He also said people willing to return to the state would

have to undergo tests for COVID-19.

Following the cabinet decision, Chief Secretary T M Vijay

Bhaskar has issued order appointing senior IAS and IPS

officers as the nodal officers to facilitate smooth movement

of people across state borders as per SOPs.

Senior IAS officer Rajkumar Khatri along with IPS officer

Arun Jeji Chakravarthy have been made overall in-charge of

movement of stranded people from outside States and UTs to

Karnataka.

Whereas Manjunatha Prasad (IAS) along with P S Sandhu

(IPS) have been made in-charge of movement of stranded people

from Karnataka to other States/UTs.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken a decision on the

movement of people and the Centre had issued a circular in

this regard.

Following this, we have decided to permit interstate and

inter-district movement," Madhuswamy told reporters here.

Travel expenses should be borne by those willing to

return and if they want, the government can provide buses from

the state transport corporations.

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday issued

orders allowing migrant workers, tourists, students and other

people stranded in different parts of the country to move to

their respective destinations with certain conditions, giving

a big relief to the distressed people.

However, a decision on opening of salons and liquor shops

in the state will be taken after May 3.

The minister said permission would be given for one-time

movement of labourers and others who want to go from one

district to other for work or any other purpose.

Those operating industry or establishment and want to

move from place to place for management purpose will be given

passes with strict scrutiny and through checks.

Responding to a query, Madhuswamy said, "we don''t know

yet how many are willing to go, where they will go, if some

one asks for permission, we will permit."

"One family or two or three people want to go, they can

use taxi. If too many people want to go, we will provide

facility through transport corporation buses," he added.

In his order, the Chief Secretary has also appointed

state specific nodal officers (IAS and IPS both) for New Delhi

and northern states, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West

Bengal and North East states, Jharkhand, Odisha, Maharashtra,

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.

The officers will coordinate with their counterparts from

other states and will guide the district administration for

movement of persons, the order said. PTI KSU

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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