Vishrantwadi Police make arrangements for migrants to reach their home safely

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Indu Bhagat

Pune, May 14, 2020: Robbed of their daily income, daily wage labourers are on the streets, some are struggling to find food to survive, and others have resorted to going back to their home on foot. With modes of public transport shut for almost a month bringing economic activities at a standstill, migrant daily wage workers have been one of the worst-hit as India began a total lockdown to counter Coronavirus.


Most of the migrant workers who failed to get travel passes to catch a train have been sent to Madhya Pradesh borders via state transport (ST) buses on Wednesday. Vishrantwadi police station under Pune city police arranged for the food and travel of the migrant labourers who were waiting outside the police station. Senior police inspector of Vishrantwadi police station Arun Avhad said that a total of 88 migrant workers were sent to Madhya Pradesh border, and 44 workers were sent to Chhattisgarh border through buses.


He added, “We asked Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) to provide four buses to transport these migrants to their home with all the safety measures taken care of. Every day we are making efforts to send more migrants to their homes. Even today we have arranged buses for today to send migrants to Madhya Pradesh borders.”