Sumedha Sharma

Tribune Information Service

Gurugram, January 11

Because the Covid disaster continues to deepen and restrictions flip stringent, migrants have began leaving town fearing a lockdown.

Gurugram has been reporting over 2,000 instances every day since previous few days and several other elements, together with distinguished high-rises, have been transformed into containment zones.

The rising numbers have led to panic as migrants worry job loss and getting caught in lockdown. They’re thus making a beeline to their dwelling cities. Be it home helps, roadside distributors, building employees or different every day wagers, a majority of migrants, primarily hailing from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, are seen crowding bus stands and different transit factors, jostling to go away town. The frenzy is increased throughout night time hours when non-public buses are extra operational.

“The society the place I used to work has been locked down after a number of instances surfaced. I’ve no job or cash left. I received a message on my cellphone that borders could also be shut once more. So, I’m taking my household again dwelling and can return as soon as the state of affairs will get regular,” mentioned Savita, a cook dinner from UP. She boarded a bus together with her three kids and husband from Rajiv Chowk.

“Final time, too, they’d mentioned there shall be no lockdown. However every part was shut and we had been left excessive and dry. Needed to borrow cash… can’t take possibilities once more. We shall be shifting to Bengal in a particular bus tonight,” mentioned Jameel Khan, a roadside tailor.

The panic and the exodus have left metropolis store house owners harried. “All barbers of my saloon are from Aligarh and wish to depart by weekend. I’ve tried reasoning with them, provided them a spot to remain however to no avail,” quipped Rehman, proprietor of Chaand saloon in Sanjay Gram space.

The native industries too have began reporting exodus and are making preparations for his or her employees to remain on manufacturing facility premises. “A majority of my workforce comes from Kapasehra in Delhi and 10 per cent didn’t report for work right now. We’re but to get well from earlier losses and the contemporary exodus will hit us arduous once more,” mentioned Rahul Chaudhary, a garment manufacturing facility proprietor.

The native administration has, in the meantime, issued a warning towards spreading rumours on social media. “There are restrictions, however no lockdown has been imposed. The individuals shouldn’t imagine in rumours,” mentioned Deputy Commissioner Dr Yash Garg.

In panic mode

  • Fearing job losses and lockdown, migrants have began heading dwelling once more
  • Sustaining with out job and cash received’t be doable, they argue
  • Gurugram has been witnessing over 2,000 Covid instances every day

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