The Centre has once more urged the West Bengal authorities to permit entry of two,680 inhabitants of the state stranded in neighbouring Bangladesh because the announcement of the lockdown throughout India in March, a senior official mentioned on Sunday.
The central authorities had made the same request a couple of weeks again to let the folks enter by way of two of the six land borders with Bangladesh, he mentioned.
“Our Mission in Dhaka has as soon as once more reported that 2,399 individuals are looking for to return to West Bengal from Bangladesh by way of the Petrapole-Benapole built-in checkpost and additional 281 residents are looking for to take action by way of the Phulbari-Banglabandha land border,” Further Secretary, Ministry of Exterior Affairs, Vikram Doraiswami mentioned in a letter to Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha.
The folks stranded in Bangladesh “live in excessive misery, together with sheltering in class verandah or public parks”, it mentioned.
Most of them are both unskilled or semi-skilled labourers who had gone to the neighbouring nation to see their family members, the official mentioned.
The state authorities is contemplating the request of the Centre and understanding the modalities, he mentioned.
“The central authorities should make sure that well being screening of the stranded folks is carried out earlier than they board the trains,” the official added.
The ministry, in the meantime, has additionally written to the Railways to think about the choice of operating particular trains to convey the folks again from Bangladesh.
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