38 labourers from Chennai reach Odisha coast in Ganjam through sea route

Chikiti: Despite COVID-19 lockdown, 38 labourers from Chennai reached Odisha by sea route. They have purchased the boat at Rs 2 lakh. The labourers, who arrived in Sonepur under Chikiti block of Ganjam district, were detained by the marine police.
Reports said these labourers had resorted to sea route to reach home as surface and air routes have been closed due to nationwide lockdown.
They had started the voyage from Chennai on April 20. They were prepared for a long journey on sea and therefore they had cooking accessories and other essentials to prepare food on the boat. The labourers belong to Patisunapur(27), Eksingi panchayat(3), Gopalpur(2) and six from Andhra Pradesh. Other three labourers belong to other areas.
All the labourers have been put under quarantine at Pati Sunapur high school in the presence of Sunapur marine police officer Gourang Charan Sahu, Chikiti Tehsildar Har Prasad Bhoi, BDO Falguni Majhi, Sunapur sarpanch Manjula Behera and Executive officer Lokanath Pati.

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