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Gurgaon residents help 800 migrants head home

Written by Sakshi Dayal

Migrant workers from Hardoi in UP live in Jawadadi, Ludhiana to verify their tickets on the labor train.

Mithilesh Thakur, who hails from Bhagalpur district in Bihar and works as a carpenter in a private company in Gurgaon, will return to his home state on Wednesday night after two months, when a civil society group arranges vehicles to transport him Around 800 people were stranded in Gurgaon To Bihar.

Thakur said that the private company he worked in had ceased operations in March. “They put us at the company’s residence and provided us food, but we did not receive any salary. It made more sense to return home. At least, I can earn there through farming, ”said Thakur.

His first attempt to return home was fraught with obstacles, as he was denied entry to a Bihar-bound train on Monday, leaving him and 800 others stranded at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Gurgaon.

An official said that although a train was arranged to take the migrants to Bihar, the number of people who turned over greatly exceeded the capacity of the train, resulting in hundreds of people to be driven away.

On Tuesday evening, expatriates finally boarded 19 buses bound for Bihar – 11 of which were arranged by members of civil society.

“The buses will reach Bihar at different times on Wednesday depending on the destination,” said a volunteer working on the migrant tour.

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