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Migrant Workers, Pilgrims, Tourists, Students Can Hire Buses for Travel amid Lockdown, Says K'taka Govt

For representation only: Karnataka workers demanding the state government to send them back to their native places. (Image: ANI)

For representation only: Karnataka workers demanding the state government to send them back to their native places. (Image: ANI)

Inter-State travel of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourist, students and other persons stranded in different states due to lockdown were recently permitted to travel through notified entry and exit points of Karnataka by the government.

  • PTI
  • Last Updated: May 9, 2020, 8:04 PM IST
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The Karnataka government has clarified that migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons can hire and use buses provided by state-run road transport corporations on payment basis for travel to other states with relevant permissions.

Inter-State travel of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourist, students and other persons stranded in different states due to lockdown were recently permitted to travel through notified entry and exit points of Karnataka by the government.

The Shramik special train services too have been ferrying migrant labourers stranded in the state to destinations like Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh among others.

In a circular, Revenue (Disaster Management) Principal Secretary T K Anil Kumar said similar facility on payment basis be made available by state run road transport corporations- KSRTC/NWKRTC/NEKRTC/ BMTC to transport workers to industries permitted under the issued guidelines.


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