Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that special steps are being mulled for repatriating stranded Keralite students. The Centre and related states will be apprised of the plans. Chief Minister said that the students or their parents need not worry about this.
Vehicles will not be sent to repatriate people in other states. Respective states have to initiate actions to transport the stranded people in their states. The states have to respond if they are ready to accept the returning people. Details of the people who wish to return have been given to the Centre. Hopefully people can be repatriated.
In the case of migrant labourers, the stance of other states and ours are different. We have decided to receive everyone who return. Other states do not wholly agree with the repatriation of all their people. There are large numbers of migrant labourers here. Those who are interested to go will be transported provided other states are ready to receive them.
The train fare to return is borne by the migrant labourers themselves. The state government is not bearing any costs, the Chief Minister said.