ITANAGAR, May 16 - The Arunachal Pradesh Police today escorted 761 migrant labourers who were stranded in the State capital due to the nationwide lockdown, and handed them over to the Assam administration at the Banderdewa check gate near here, a senior officer said.
All the workers, who hail from Assam, were stranded at Naharlagun near here, Capital SP Tumme Amo said.
A total of 11,776 migrant workers were sent to Assam by the Capital police in the past 14 days through the Banderdewa and Hollongi check gates, the SP said.
Of the total stranded workers sent to Assam, 11,247 were from Naharlagun while 529 were from Itanagar.
The SP has requested all the migrant workers and their employers in the State capital to contact or report to the nearest police station if they are willing to move out of the State to Assam. �SDPOs of Itanagar and Naharlagun will coordinate the movement of the stranded workers,� the SP said.
Amo added that those people from other States, excluding Assam, who are stranded here and want to return to their home States, should fill in their details on the website, covid19. itanagarsmartcity.in/scr/register/strandedinarunachal.php for proper planning of movement. � PTI