Maharashtra to send 100 buses to Rajasthan's Kota to bring back almost 2,000 students stranded due to coronavirus lockdown

Maharashtra government has decided to send about 100 buses to Kota in Rajasthan to bring back nearly 2,000 students stranded there due to the lockdown

Press Trust of India April 28, 2020 15:33:16 IST
Maharashtra to send 100 buses to Rajasthan's Kota to bring back almost 2,000 students stranded due to coronavirus lockdown

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided to send about 100 buses to Kota in Rajasthan to bring back nearly 2,000 students stranded there due to the lockdown, Maharashtra Transport Minister Anil Parab has said.

Maharashtra to send 100 buses to Rajasthans Kota to bring back almost 2000 students stranded due to <span class=coronavirus lockdown" width="380" height="285" />

Representational image. AP

Buses of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) will be sent to Kota in the next two days, Parab said late Monday night.

A number of students from Maharashtra have been staying at Kota to take coaching classes for the preparation of various competitive entrance examinations after Class 12. "The Maharashtra government has decided to bring back the students who had gone to Kota. We will send some 100 buses from Dhule to Kota for the purpose, Parab said.

The students will first be brought to Maharashtra's Dhule district, which is located adjoining the Madhya Pradesh border, and then sent to their native places by state transport facilities, the minister said.

Necessary official communication for the same has already been done with the governments of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, as the buses will be passing through these two states, a senior official of the MSRTC said.

On return, the students and their parents will undergo medical checkup followed by the mandatory 14-day home quarantine," a senior official from the Maharashtra disaster management department said.

The Maharashtra government decided to bring back the students following indications that the lockdown may be extended in some of the major cities where the coronavirus situation is yet to come under control.

Updated Date:

also read

Narendra Modi chairs high-level meeting on COVID-19, says no room for 'complacency'
India

Narendra Modi chairs high-level meeting on COVID-19, says no room for 'complacency'

States are being asked to maintain a buffer stock for drugs used in management of COVID-19, mucormycosis, MIS-C at the district level

NBA goes ahead with plan to test unvaccinated players often
Sports

NBA goes ahead with plan to test unvaccinated players often

The National Basketball Players Association has not mandated to players that they be vaccinated, despite the NBA's hope that would be the case.

COVID-19: Further lockdowns unlikely in UK but some winter restrictions are possible
World

COVID-19: Further lockdowns unlikely in UK but some winter restrictions are possible

This move marked the end of the “roadmap” for gradually easing restrictions, which had been announced back in February. A major point stressed by politicians was that progress towards opening up again would be “irreversible