Lots of of migrant employees, some carrying luggage on their heads, have been crossing the Yamuna river on foot at night time from Haryana to go house in Bihar. The river flows alongside the Uttar Pradesh-Haryana border.
The migrants have been crossing the river, whose water stage is low in peak summer season and earlier than monsoon, from Yamunanagar in Haryana to achieve to UP’s Saharanpur, from the place they’re headed to Bihar.
The centre is working particular “Shramik” trains for migrants, however lots of of them who haven’t discovered transport proceed to stroll house.
The migrants say they’ve been crossing the river at night time to keep away from the daytime warmth. An estimated 2,000 migrants have been crossing the river on foot for the previous few days.
“We did not have cash, police thrashed us on the street. That is why we’re crossing the river at night time. I’ll stroll until Bihar,” says 16 old-year-old Rahul, who labored as a wage employee at a plywood manufacturing unit in Yamunanagar. He holds on to his belongings and wades by way of the black water slowly.
One other migrant, Rakesh, 24, who labored as helper in Ambala, says he was sacked by his employer and he has no cash left. He stayed at a shelter house in Yamunanagar, however he was not getting meals. “I made a decision to stroll house after that,” he says.
There isn’t a police deployment on the riverbank from the place the migrants are coming into the river. Most of the migrants stated they have not obtained a lot meals left and most of them are hungry.
Folks from close by villages say they’ve been giving meals and water to the migrants. The Sharanpur police have been knowledgeable of the migrant motion and the administration has stated they are going to organize transport for the migrants to achieve their villages in Bihar.
For now, lots of the migrants are staying at a shelter house in Sharanpur, 190 km from Delhi.