As fear and apprehensions of lockdown run high, mass migrant exodus has begun.
Migrant workers have started to throng bus terminals and railway stations of metro cities.
A large number of migrant workers thronged the Anand Vihar Bus Terminal in Delhi on Monday night as the National Capital went for a 6-day lockdown.
Meanwhile, Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday urged the migrant workers not to leave the National Capital in panic.
Baijal assured the migrant workers that the Delhi Government would take care of all their requirements during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
“All necessary arrangements are being made for you (migrant workers). You run Delhi through with your tireless hard work and the city belongs to you,” he said.
Not only Delhi, migrant labourers in Tamil Nadu have also started to flock railway stations across the state to return home amid fears lockdown.
The migrant workers fear another lockdown leaving them without work and food.
Trains arriving at Bhubaneshwar in Odisha from Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Delhi are running full capacity.
Migrant workers hailing from Odisha have started arriving in the State in large numbers and the stations in Bhubaneshwar and Berhampur are witnessing massive crowds.
Meanwhile, the Indian Railways’ Northern Railway zone on Tuesday added special trains from New Delhi to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh over the next three days to cater to demand as migrant workers who seek to head back to their native states.
The Indian Railways have announced two special trains to help such travellers.