COVID-19 impact: Migrant workers leave Mumbai for home in autos
Auto drivers, their families and migrants stranded in Mumbai are making the journey to Bihar and Jharkhand in autos
Determined to reach their homes, people are using autorickshaws to make their journey from Maharashtra to their home states. Auto drivers, their families and migrants stranded in Mumbai are making the journey to Bihar and Jharkhand in autos. Five persons who work in Mumbai are heading towards their village in Madhubani district of Bihar, in an auto, notwithstanding the special passenger trains being run to ferry stranded migrants back to their homes. Feeling a lack of options and resources, the migrants from Bihar shared their thoughts while speaking to ANI.
"I work as a food delivery executive in Mumbai. We waited for two months for the lockdown to be lifted. When we realised that the state won't do anything, we decided to take up this journey," said Dhananjay Kumar. Meanwhile, a group consisting of auto drivers from Maharashtra who left the state due to lack of work amid lockdown are heading towards Jharkhand. They have reached Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon district.
Chhattisgarh:Auto drivers from Maharashtra who left the state due lack of work amid lockdown are heading towards their states. An auto driver says,"I'm without work for last 2.5 months. It's difficult to sustain without money. So, I'm returning to Ranchi,Jharkhand with my family" pic.twitter.com/hMUhsGaoUp— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
"I am without work for the last several weeks. It is difficult to sustain without money. So, I am returning to Ranchi, Jharkhand with my family. We usually sleep on the pavement at night and begin driving towards our destination in the morning. Sometimes, we get food provided by people on the way," said the auto driver.
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