‘Will Bring Back Delhi Students From Kota Soon’: Arvind Kejriwal

Maharashtra and West Bengal are among other states which have decided to bring back their students stranded in Kota.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday,30 April, said that the Delhi government is making arrangements to bring back students of the national capital who are stranded in Rajasthan's Kota due to the lockdown imposed to control the spread of coronavirus.

Kejriwal tweeted:

Maharashtra and West Bengal are among other states which have decided to bring back their students stranded in Kota.

Working on the SOP: Delhi Police

On Wednesday, at least 70 state transport buses left from Maharashtra to bring back students stranded at Kota, the coaching hub for engineering and medical aspirants.

On the movement of migrant labourers and other stranded people, Delhi Police's Public Relation Officer Mandeep Singh Randhawa said, “the government of GNCTD (Delhi) and Delhi Police are finalising its modalities and are working on the standard operating procedure (SOP).”

“We are in regular touch with the resident commissioners of other states. According to the MHA guidelines, people will have to register themselves so that their movements till their homes can be regulated,” he said.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), in an order issued on Wednesday, allowed migrant workers, tourists, students and other people, who are stranded in different parts of the country, to move to their respective destinations with certain conditions.

The order stated that buses shall be used for transportation of such groups of stranded people and these vehicles will be sanitised and will have to follow safe social distancing norms in seating.

Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Ramvir Singh Bidhuri had also written to Kejriwal, asking him to take urgent steps to bring back students of the national capital from Kota.

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