Due to the lockdown in Maharashtra, migrant laborers are returning to the village again. There is a huge rush of laborers at Mumbai railway stations and bus stands. Everyone is afraid of lockdown like last time, so they want to reach their village in time. Rajnikant Rajbhar of UP, who reached Lokmanya Tilak Terminus station, says that business is closed from Holi itself.
Lockdown between fixed transitions is also fixed. So it is better to return home than stay here. Rajinikanth works in a mall in Mumbai. Like him, there are thousands of migrants who are struggling to reach the village before the lockdown, given the harsh experience of the previous Corona period.
Nawab Sheikh, who works at a Borivali-based garment company, says he does not want any trouble in the lockdown. So people are going to the village. Mechanic Shakeel Ahmed, a native of Azamgarh, who lives in Mazgaon, is also in the queue of tickets. Raju Mistry, who works in construction, says that construction work is on but shops are closed. So, going to the village.
In this way, in addition to laborers from Thane, Navi Mumbai and Boisar in Palghar district, along with Mumbai, there is a massive migration of workers from Chakan Industrial area of Pune. During the lockdown last year, painful photographs of migrant laborers from other cities of the state including Mumbai were revealed. But the Maharashtra government did not learn anything from it. Now the situation has become such that those who come again are also running away from the village.