Hyderabad: The Telangana government has opened a helpline in its NRI cell to provide information about workers from the state trapped in Iraq and to render assistance.
The helpline numbers opened in the state secretariat are 040-23220603 and 09440854433.
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has asked Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma to be in touch with the external affairs ministry to know the latest situation in the strife-torn Iraq.
The state government has also asked all district collectors to find out if workers/migrants from their districts are trapped in Iraq and if they require any help, including evacuation.
The collectors were asked to gather details like passport numbers, addresses in Iraq and contact numbers so that the state government can get in touch with the external affairs ministry for assistance.
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