No Work and Food, Migrants Take Long Walk Back Home

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Hundreds of migrant labourers await their buses at Delhi's ISBT bus station

Migrant labourers at Delhi's Anand Vihar Bus Station trying to reach amid a nationwide lockdown.

Caravans of migrant labourers walking hundreds of kilometres along highways and across shuttered cities, running out of food and the nationwide disruption in supply chains have exposed glaring gaps in the implementation of the 21-day Covid-19 lockdown

Stampede like situation at Delhi's ISBT bus station where migrant workers are waiting to head back home amid a nationwide lockdown 

Migrant labourers going back from Delhi at lal kuan in Ghaziabad

An old man being carried by his sons on a cloth tied firmly to a big wood. The family of migrant workers were coming from Delhi to go to Shrawasti. Speaking to The Indian Express, the family said they started their journey five days back because of the lockdown and only now could get a bus

Migrant labourers going back from ITO bridge at Anand Vihra Bus Adda in Delhi 

The Ministry of Home Affairs has urged states to help migrants with food and shelter and prevent their cross-state movement

DTC Buses were plying today to ferry migrant labourers who were stranded without jobs in the national capital

Delhi: Policemen keep vigil as hundreds of migrant labourers head for their homes amid a nationwide lockdown

A migrant worker takes a nap on a rickshaw. The lockdown imposed for 21 days to contain the spread of coronavirus has affected daily wage labourers and workers in the unorganised sector the most

Migrant workers rush to get a seat on a bus at the Charbagh bus stand in Lucknow to reach their villages

Migrant labourers, carrying their belongings, walk several hundred kilometers from cities to reach their towns/villages

An official sprays a sanitizer on people before they start their journy on UPSRTC buses at Kaiser Bagh Bus Stand

The Uttar Pradesh government arranged buses for migrant workers from Charbagh to get to their destinations 

A crowded bus ferrying migrant labourers to their villages

Labourers walking to their villages take a nap along the Lucknow-Faizabad highway on Thursday.

The workers returning on foot — inter-state public transport has been shut down — are facing fear and mistrust along the way and at home.

Source: Indian Express