Morang: Those who have been stopped in India from Rani Naka in Biratnagar have started to be brought in from Tuesday. As many as 250 people, who were on various quarantines in Araria district of India and boarded the train, arrived on Tuesday.
All the details have been collected at their checkpoints from different parts of India and they have been brought in after undergoing health check-ups.
According to Madan Bhujel, Chief District Officer of Morang, the recruitment was started after a meeting of security chiefs of Morang and Araria districts of India decided to repatriate the citizens of their respective countries. “In the first phase, we collected the details of 250 people at the checkpoint and also brought them in after measuring the fever with a thermal gun,” he said.
Those from India have been kept in the holding center constructed at DAV School in Biratnagar. Bhujel said that the holding center with a capacity of 300 people has been handed over to the local level of the concerned district by collecting details.
He said that a holding area of 800 beds has been constructed in two schools of Biratnagar and Rangeli and additional areas are being constructed. Nepal Police, Armed Forces and Nepal Army have also been deployed for the security of the holding area.
Bhujel said that preparations have been made to send the Indians who were stopped due to the lockdown in Province 1. “In Sunsari, Morang and Jhapa alone, there are more than 2,500 Indian workers in the brick industry and Indian workers are also working in industries, tea plantations, construction and other sectors,” he said. There is a problem in sending workers to the brick industry.