No transport and no money, migrants take long road home -Deep Mukherjee , Vaibhav Jha , Ananya Tiwari & Aishwarya Mohanty

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published Published on Mar 26, 2020   modified Modified on Mar 26, 2020

-The Indian Express

Left stranded by a nationwide lockdown, which has halted all public transport, hundreds of labourers devoid of work have started leaving big cities on foot.

Ahmedabad, Jaipur, New Delhi, Vadodra: Antresh Kumar, 21, started walking at 3 am on Wednesday from Dharampuri in Najafgarh, South West Delhi. Facing the prospect of no work due to the 21-day lockdown, the daily wager decided that heading home to Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh was his best option. Even if it meant walking most of the 175 km, spending two days on the road, and risking police wrath.

Antresh isn’t the only one. Left stranded by a nationwide lockdown, which has halted all public transport, hundreds of labourers devoid of work have started leaving big cities on foot.

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The Indian Express, 26 March, 2020, https://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-coronavirus-lockdown-labourers-transport-6331945/?fbclid=IwAR24Xj_B1Nfq4taQ6v5da-2GOn5CdtY_qXJLrDp7j56j08KkVsIKiMSonK0


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