Lockdown: Delhi officials told to ensure migrants do not walk on road, rail tracks #coronavirusnewstolive - May 16, 2020 24 0 COMMENTS
New Delhi: The Delhi authorities has ordered its officials to ensure that migrant employees do not walk on roads or railway tracks. Such individuals ought to be taken to the closest shelter services, it mentioned.
A authorities official mentioned on Saturday that Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev has directed the officials to ensure that there’s a correct cooperation with the railways in operating extra Shramik particular trains in order that migrant employees’ journey is facilitated.
In an order, Dev, in his capability because the Chairperson, State Executive Committee, has told District Magistrates of Delhi and their counterpart District DCPs to ensure “that the migrant workers do not resort to walking on road and railway tracks”.
The Chief Secretary has additionally directed that in case the migrants had been present in such a situation, “they should appropriately be counseled, taken to nearby shelters and provided food and water till such time they are facilitated to board the Shramik specials or buses to their native places.”
As per the official information, over 18,000 persons are staying in about 340 shelters throughout the town.
The authorities has additionally organized 1,900 meals centres catering to over 1,000,000 beneficiaries every day twice.
Quite a few migrants have been killed in numerous accidents throughout the nation as they walked house after the sudden announcement of lockdown on March 25.
Thousands of migrant employees have began returning to their native villages and hometowns on foot or in overcrowded automobiles, leading to deaths and deadly accidents.
At least 24 migrant employees died in a collision between two vehicles in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday morning.
Again on Saturday, a number of migrant employees had been killed in different highway accidents in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao and Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar districts.
On May 8, 16 migrant labourers died after a items prepare ran them over in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad.