18 Migrants Risk To Get Back Home In Concrete Mixer Truck Amid Lockdown

Bhavna Acharya |May 04, 2020

Millions of India workers are in the dilemma amid the coronavirus and lockdown as they have neither money nor bus to get back home which force them to try every way to save their own life.

As the lockdown continues to extend for 2 more weeks, migrants who are left with no job and money in big cities are trying in vain to find their way back home. As public transportations is yet to get back to work, poor workers have to risk in many ways to travel a long way. Some people walk hundreds of kilometers on foot or riding bicycles while some people decide to hide on other vehicles wishing to escape from the city. 

Migrant Workers Concrete Truck Lockdown
18 migrant workers found hiding inside a truck in order to flee away from Maharashtra as the lockdown is extended

Recently, a group of migrant workers in Madhya Pradesh was found desperately hiding inside a concrete truck on their way back home amid lockdown. According to the traffic police at Panth Piplai village who stopped the truck for a routine checkup, he was surprised seeing so many people inside the tank while opening the lid of the truck. There are 18 people in total and all of them are heading to their hometown in Uttar Pradesh. They are struggling in Maharashtra as the lockdown pushes them into the dilemma: no job, no money, no way to get back home. 

Jobless Indian Workers Of Coronavirus
Millions of India workers are in the dilemma amid the coronavirus and lockdown as they have neither money nor bus to get back home

After getting discovered on the concrete truck, the group of workers was sent for medical check-up and the result showed negative to all of them. They later release and got back home on a bus which was arranged by the Indore Deputy Superintendent of Police. However, the driver and his vehicle have been seized. 

Although the lockdown rule has been loosened during extended weeks, any means of public transportation like planes, trains, cars, and buses are still being shut down. At the moment, the number of confirmed cases in India is 42,670 with 1.395 deaths.

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