Delhi lockdown triggers panic among migrant workers


The migrants were forced to wait for hours at the bus stop with no option to maintain social distancing. Many were seen walking out of the bus stand with heavy weights on their heads and shoulders. Source - Times Now Digital


Panic because of lockdown

Hours after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a week-long lockdown in the, it caused a panic among migrant workers who hurried to Anand Vihar Bus Terminal in Ghaziabad on Monday evening to go back to their homes. Many migrant workers claimed of being charged around 10 times more than the usual fare of bus tickets by the drivers.


Disappointment among Labourers

One of the migrant laborers said, "We're daily wagers, the Chief Minister should have given us some time before announcing the lockdown. It takes us Rs 200 to reach home, but they are charging Rs 3,000 to Rs 4,000 now. How will we go home?"


The situation was no different at the Ghaziabad border, as many migrant laborers had gathered there to return home by walking.

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