Amid the nationwide shutdown owing to the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic, homeless people and daily wage workers, who migrate to big cities from their home towns in search of jobs, are combating hunger for survival as the fast-spreading disease has now created a panic situation across India.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackeray held the central government responsible for Mumbai chaos. Confirming the incident Aaditya said that the Mumbai saw a large crowd at Bandra station due to the Centre’s inability to make a plan for sending migrant workers to their villages.
Taking the scenario into consideration that the Maharashtra government wants trains to be run for another 24 hours for the transportation of migrants. He also said that his father and Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray had raised this issue in the meeting with PM Modi.
According to Aaditya Thackeray, the Centre should chalk out a plan for migrant labourers so that they can reach their home back. He said that this was the feedback from all daily wagers and homeless people and highlighted that a similar incident had taken place in Surat. He claimed that over 6 lakh people are stranded in the state.
Recently, a huge crowd from a certain community thronged the Bandra station in the hope of reaching their homes in far-flung areas. In a way, the government is trying its best to provide rudimentary facilities, but hordes of people gathered at the station are protesting against the government and administrations, which led to a clash between protesters and police.
According to a police official, daily wage earners, numbering around 1,000, accumulated at suburban Bandra (West) bus stand near the railway station and squatted on road at around 3 pm. They were protesting because they want an arrangement of transport facilities so that they can go back to their native towns and villages.