As the second Covid wave in India wreaks havoc, migrant workers rush home from Mumbai. Thousands were seen at Mumbai’s Lokmanya Tilak Terminus. Speaking to Hindustan Times, some of the migrant workers revealed why they would never return again. A few workers recalled scenes from last year when migrants had to leave on foot for their hometowns. Watch the full video for more details.
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COVID-19 cases continued to rise in Maharashtra as state reported over 68,000 cases on April 19. Migrant workers began to return to their native places from Mumbai amid COVID scare. Workers thronged Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to catch trains on April 19. Currently, Mumbai has 86,688 active cases of COVID-19. The State government has imposed lockdown-like restrictions till May 01 and has also imposed Section 144 in view of spread of coronavirus.
While lockdown-like restrictions are in place in Maharashtra, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus remains crowded. Several migrant workers await their respective trains outside the station. Restrictions were imposed in view of rising COVID cases in Maharashtra.
A huge crowd was seen at Mumbai's Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in Kurla on April 13. However, Chief PRO of Central Railway, Shivaji Sutar claimed that the crowd was part of usual rush and appealed everyone to follow social distancing. Shivaji Sutar said, "It's a normal rush, nothing to panic about. Besides regular trains, we're running 106 additional trains. Only passengers with confirmed tickets will be allowed to travel, ticket sale at 6 stations closed to avoid unnecessary rush. We appeal everyone to follow social distancing."
Amid the severe surge of fresh infections, panicked migrant workers in Mumbai continue to return home in large numbers. Migrant workers fear the Maharashtra government may impose stricter lockdowns as the state is struggling to control the daily Covid-19 spike. Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Kurla continues to look crowded as the migrant workers gather in large numbers to return home. Watch.
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Migrant workers across Mumbai are forming a beeline to return to their native states. This comes after fresh Covid-19 restrictions were announced in Maharashtra. Huge crowds were seen outside Lokmanya..
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