Bhubaneswar: The Odisha chief minister, Naveen Patnaik, Sunday directed that necessary arrangement may be made to get back the Odia migrant workers stranded in Surat in Gujarat.

Patnaik took the decision to repartiate the workers following a discussion with his Gujarat counterpart Bijaya Rupani through video conference on Sunday. The State government would send buses for the movement of the workers. Two officers from Odisha and Gujarat will coordinate the things.

The chief minister also urged his counterparts in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattishgarh to exempt the road tax for the buses ferrying the workers.

The workers on arrival in Odisha will kept in 14 days quarantine.

The union petroleum and steel minister, Dharmendr Pradhan, also hope the vedio conference from New Delhi.