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Covid-19: Migration should stop in 2-3 days, says NDRF's Satya Pradhan

Director General of the NDRF, tells Subhomoy Bhattacharjee how his team is dealing with the situation

People stand in a queue at a SRTC bus counter during a 21-day lockdown
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We have done quite a bit of analysis. I wouldn't expect this level of migration to go on beyond Tuesday.

Subhomoy Bhattacharjee
The National Disaster Response Force has stepped in to manage the massive migration triggered by the lockdown. Satya Pradhan, director general of the NDRF, tells Subhomoy Bhattacharjee how his team is dealing with the situation. Edited excerpts:

What is your brief on the migration crisis?

It is to reduce the sense of fear among the people. We are there to make them feel that they shall get help. The buses are there to ferry them. So we are also there to guide them in queues, try to ensure they maintain some physical distance among themselves. Our big role, however, is to reduce

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First Published: Mar 29 2020 | 10:32 PM IST

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