For years collectively, Mumbai noticed hordes of individuals arrive within the metropolis by trains to chase their goals and construct a future. But now, simply the reverse is seen, as hundreds of migrant labourers depart the town in desperation, in no matter transport they’ll discover. And in the event that they fail to search out transport, they’re merely strolling dwelling to far-flung locations like Lucknow and Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh. Sometimes, the journey ends with tragic penalties. A gaggle of labourers who left in a tempo from Mumbai on Sunday night, met with an accident simply hours later, on the identical freeway that they had stopped for a break.
Hours earlier, that they had spoken to Pakki Khabar and mentioned they have been returning to their properties as that they had nothing to eat.
Mumbai’s migrant labourers are leaving the town in hordes. Not simply in particular “Shramik(workers)” trains organized by the federal government, however in auto rickshaws, vans, tempos and even on foot. A labourer amongst a gaggle headed to Sultanpur in a truck mentioned, “We left at 8 last night. We have been stranded here since 2 am as the truck broke down.” The group has pregnant ladies, kids who’re from one-month-old to one-year-old who’re compelled to attend on the street as their truck is being repaired.
The authorities says they’re but to reach at an estimate of what number of have left with hundreds giving the police a slip and leaving on foot. Unofficially, authorities sources say lakhs are already on their manner dwelling to different states.
Shiv Sena spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut mentioned, “The issue of migrant labourers are very important. One must address this, whether it’s the state or the central government. Now trains have resumed. These migrants will able to move to their home.”
A 1,400-km journey, that had barely begun for a gaggle of 20 travelling to Lucknow in a tempo, got here to a grinding halt in probably the most tragic method. The driver of the tempo, who had spoken to Pakki Khabar, simply hours earlier, is now lifeless. His household survived with accidents after their tempo met with an accident. One of among the many group had informed Pakki Khabar, “There are lots of problems. We don’t have anything to eat. We had rations till now, so we were eating that. Now, we are heading out. We will travel somehow in this.”
The driver who died had informed Pakki Khabar, “We are all relatives. The tempo had broken down. We left at 8 pm. The tempo broke down at 11 pm. There was no option but to wait till morning when we went to Bhiwandi. From there we got it repaired and came here.”
Even because the Uddhav Thackeray authorities introduced the price of their railway tickets can be borne by the state authorities by means of the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and the particular trains proceed to go away Mumbai, many migrant labourers merely aren’t prepared to attend. For them it is nearly getting dwelling, even it if it means risking their lives, typically with tragic penalties.