Riyadh, Apr 3: Reaching out to expatriates, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight announced a 24X7 multi-lingual helpline for them and said a move to regularise migration was in the offing through an online programme. Asserting that the expatriates could count on the Indian government in the times of crisis, he said they coud use the avenues like the MADAD portal to reach the government for help. Also Read - Naveen Patnaik Writes To PM Modi Urges Centre To Issue Timeframe for CBSE Exam 2021

Specifically for Indians in Saudi Arabia, he announced the setting up of worker resource centres in Riyadh and Jeddah to provide them with all necessary help. Addressing a gathering of L&T workers who are constructing metro rail here, he said the country was proud of their contribution which has enhanced India’s image abroad and opened doors for overseas employment opportunities for their compatriots. (ALso Read: India has ignited new hope in world, seen as bright star: Narendra Modi) Also Read - Indian Navy Inducts Two American Predator Drones On Lease, Can Be Deployed On China Border

“Whenever any good news regarding you people comes, I feel as happy as your family. When there is news of some concern regarding you, I feel the pain like your family would because you are my family,” Modi said, adding that he shared their happiness and sorrow.”Govt has started a programme called e-migrate. In the coming days, we are working to regularise migration,” he said. Also Read - Ahmed Patel Passes Away: 'Lost an Irreplaceable Comrade,' Says Sonia Gandhi, Tributes Pour in From Political Circle

“In the coming days, we plan to establish worker resource centres in Riyadh and Jeddah to meet your needs and there will also be a 24X7 helpline. A call centre will be established whose facilities can be availed in different languages and through this helpline you can share your problems,” Modi said.