YDNews| 05:10 pm| One-minute read
Uttar Pradesh: On Saturday, many people gathered at Ghazipur amid the lockdown to board the buses arranged by Uttar Pradesh government for their native districts in the state.
According to the media reports, thousands of daily wage workers and migrants crossed Uttar Pradesh on March 27 as they desperately wanted to go to their respective home towns amid lockdown.
The Uttar Pradesh government has reportedly arranged 1000 buses to take the migrant workers to their respective home towns. A government source reportedly said that bus conductors, bus drivers, and transportation officers were called by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday night.
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Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also visited Ghazipur on Saturday. “We have also provided some DTC buses to transport them. I urge people o stay put where they are,” Sisodia reportedly told ANI.
He also informed that schools in Ghazipur were being converted into night shelters to accommodate people. Further, he added, “I request people to not leave their homes or shanties. Homeless people can stay at night shelters. We have the capacity to feed the people of entire Delhi.”
A police officer said that 10,000 migrant workers crossed over while many others were waiting for the same, PTI reported.