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UP government arranges 1,000 buses for stranded migrant workers

PTI
Published : Mar 28, 2020, 2:56 pm IST
Updated : Mar 28, 2020, 2:56 pm IST

Arrangements made to provide food and water to the migrants

Migrant workers walk carrying their belongings on a highway to Uttar Pradesh to go back to their villages. (AFP)
 Migrant workers walk carrying their belongings on a highway to Uttar Pradesh to go back to their villages. (AFP)

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has arranged for 1,000 buses to ferry migrant labourers who are stranded in the border districts owing to a countrywide lockdown, an official spokesman said on Saturday.

Officials of the Transport Department, bus drivers and conductors were contacted on Friday night to help the people who were stranded in Noida, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahar and Aligarh, among other places, he said.

"Till late in the night, chief minister Yogi Adityanath was busy issuing instructions for arranging buses for the purpose," the spokesman said, adding that the CM also directed officials to arrange for food and water for such people.

On Saturday morning, senior police officers reached the Charbagh bus station in Lucknow to ensure that those arriving there were provided food and water.

The buses later left for Kanpur, Ballia, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Azamgarh, Faizabad, Basti, Pratapgarh, Sultanpur, Amethi, Rae Bareli, Gonda, Etawah, Bahraich and Shravasti.

Director-general of police Hitesh Chandra Awasthi and Lucknow police commissioner Sujit Kumar Pande were present at the bus station to monitor the arrangements, the spokesman added.

The 21-day lockdown imposed from Tuesday midnight in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus has triggered a mass exodus of migrant workers from cities in several states to their villages.

Tags: up migrant workers, india lockdown, coronavirus migration
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow