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In pictures: It's a long walk home for migrant workers amid lockdown

While government announces Vande Bharat mission for Indians stranded abroad, migrant workers walk back to their native places

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Coronavirus | migrant workers | Lockdown

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

 

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Migrants from Raigad district of Maharashtra walk through a tunnel along the easter freeway, in Mumbai. Photo: PTI

 

 

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A migrant worker from Madhya Pradesh carries a child as he walks along the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway, following the lockdown, in Palghar. Photo:PTI

 

 

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Migrants returning home on foot during the

 

 

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Desperate to go home, migrant labourers across the nation start journey to their native places on foot.

 

 

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Migrants rest on a pavement while waiting to board a special train to reach their native places in UP, during the ongoing Covid-19 nationwide lockdown, in Jalandhar. Photo: PTI

 

 

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Migrant labourers resting on their way back to home.

 

 

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Gujarat Migrant Workers' Congress president Ashok Punjabi claimed that over 50,000 workers left on foot from Ahmedabad alone to reach their homes in Rajasthan.

 

 

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Migrants take a hydration break along the Mumbai-Nashik highway while walking towards their native places during the Covid-19 nationwide in Thane. Photo: PTI

 

 

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Migrants travelling from Haryana walk towards her native place, during the ongoing Covid-19 nationwide lockdown, at Anand Vihar in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

 

 

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A health worker sanitises migrants, who arrived from Jaipur in a Shramik Special train, at Danapur junction near Patna. JD(U) leader and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar was earlier opposed to the idea of bringing labourers back to their home states Photo: PTI

 


First Published: Thu, May 14 2020. 12:52 IST
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