In India, after the COVID-19 pandemic, the problems for labours started. When it came, the government imposed an unplanned lockdown. Due to this lockdown, the labours faced lots of problems such as food shortage, losing their jobs, managing family, nowhere to live, and more. After these problems, they decided to go to their home towns or villages. All of us know how migrant labourers reached their homes.
After they reached, the labourers started working near, and in, their home towns for the survival of their family. Again, after the unlock process started, companies and factories opened and the employers started calling their workers to come to the worksite within certain days. Many migrant workers didn’t get proper jobs in their home town, so they planned to go back to cities for work.
All those familiar with migrant workers know that they mostly travel in the general class of the train. In the present time, we all know that the government of India started only the Rajdhani Express and some more superfast trains. In these trains, only the reserved category is available and there is no facility to book tickets from the platform. In this case, the workers had to pay a higher price for tickets, and they had to pay extra money for booking chargees to private shops because they didn’t have a mobile phone to book tickets.
Some workers who had to reach within a few days were bound to go by air. In that case, they paid a high price for the ticket. The amount of one ticket is approximately similar to a month’s salary for some, and in some cases it is higher than that. After all these problems, when the workers reached the worksite, there also they haven’t gotten proper safety measures. They have to work in an unsafe work environment.