After the announcement of the night curfew in Maharashtra, now migrant laborers have started returning to their homes once again. Heavy crowds are being seen at railway stations and bus terminals.
Migrant laborers returning from Maharashtra (Photo-PTI)
Ever since the announcement of the Maharashtra Corona Night Curfew, fear has spread among migrant laborers about another lockdown. In view of this, in addition to UP, Bihar, Bengal, now Nepali laborers are also returning to their homes (Migrant workers returning home). The rush of migrants has started increasing at all railway stations in Mumbai and long lines are being seen for train tickets. In view of this, platform ticket prices have also been increased, but the crowd of laborers outside the railway stations remains constant. No longer is allowed to sit and eat in restaurants and hotels, after which workers working in all hotels and restaurants have also left for their homes.
Please tell that among the migrant laborers returning, Nepalese laborers working in hotels and restaurants are also included in large numbers. In the last lockdown, these laborers were forced to leave their trucks in their own villages, so this time they have already started moving towards their village by train and road. Such pictures have come out from Thane where Nepali laborers are gathering to travel from the sharing vehicles to the Maharashtra-Gujarat border, although they do not know whether they will get the means of transport after going to Gujarat. But for now, the only solution seems to be to migrate from here. Explain that the situation is worse in Bhiwandi and Thane. Most companies have also started taking out employees for fear of lockdown.
People arriving at the station without reservation
According to the information being received, since the announcement of the night curfew at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus station in Mumbai, there have been continuous queues of workers. Here, platform ticket has been stopped and entry is not being received without reserve ticket. In such a situation, people are sitting outside the station and are engaged in the struggle for the reserve ticket. There are many workers and workers whose jobs have gone and they have no other option but to return home. According to the experts, in the powerloom industry and its associated sizing, dyeing companies, the work of pearl factory and warehouses, construction workers are returning in large numbers.
According to official figures, in the year 2020, there was an migration of 11.86 lakh migrant laborers from the entire state including Mumbai. These laborers include workers from Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Jharkhand besides UP, Bihar. According to the Chief Public Relations Officer of Central Railway, Shivaji Sutar, only those who are reserved tickets are allowed to come to the station premises and travel in trains. The platform ticket price has been reduced to 50 rupees for not getting crowded on the platform.
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