In the wake of novel coronavirus, after the announcement by Union Ministry of Home Affairs, the district administration has made available a tab on its website nagpur.gov.in to receive applications online from migrant labourers, tourists, and students stranded in the district due to lockdown.
Ravindra Thakare, District Collector of Nagpur, in a communiqué on Thursday stated that the government has decided to grant permission to migrant labourers, tourists, and students stranded due to lockdown, to move to their native places. The permission will be granted on certain conditions. The applicants are required to submit applications online on nagpur.gov.in and submit the requisite information in the prescribed format.
The application is required to be submitted to the District Collector/District Disaster Management Officer. While submitting the application online, the applicants are required to furnish various details including own vehicle, Government facilities availed of, complete address, Aadhaar number, telephone number, place where one wants to travel to, number of people accompanying the applicant during travel etc. The eligible applicants will be allowed to travel out of Nagpur district to other district in Maharashtra or other States.
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs had issued an order on April 29 regarding allowing movement of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places in the country. Accordingly, all States/Union Territories were asked to designate nodal authorities and develop standard protocols for receiving and sending such stranded persons. The nodal authorities were required to register the stranded persons within their States/UTs. In case a group of stranded persons wishes to move between one State/UT and another State/UT, the sending and receiving states may consult each other and mutually agree to the movement by road. The moving person(s) will be screened and those found asymptomatic will be allowed to proceed. On arrival at their destination, local health authorities shall assess such person(s), and such person(s) will be kept in home quarantine unless the assessment requires keeping the person(s) in institutional quarantine. They will be kept under watch with periodic health check-ups.