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Odisha Chief Minister urges to Union Government to continue the restrictions on train and air travel to Odisha

Bhubaneswar:17/6/20: While there has been a surge in number of returnee migrants in Odisha amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the State’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today requested the Government of India to continue the restrictions on train and air travel to Odisha.

During a videoconferencing with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Odisha CM said June is the toughest month for the State because large number of migrants has returned and monsoon has also started. Hence, the Central government should continue its restrictions on train and air travel to the State.

Citing the poor economic conditions of some people from Odisha who are stranded in Gulf countries, Patnaik also requested the Prime Minister to take steps to bring them back.

The Chief Minister also requested the Prime Minister to consider conducting the National Level Entrance Examinations only after the completion of State level Plus II examinations.

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