Reportedly a group of of 150-200 migrant labourers were found on the Samgam Bridge in pune on monday evening trying to walk out of maharashtra to go home. As police officials caught up with them, additional CP of pune tried to convince them to stay back saying construction work will begin soon. Additional CP of pune City ravindra Shisawe was seen trying to convince the Metro rail and other construction site workers to stay for a few more days.
The Additional CP tried to tell the agitated workers that walking towards their state is going to cause them a lot more trouble than waiting. The police asked them to wait till their names are confirmed by the district administration of their home state. ACP Shisawe assured the workers that he will personally look into their matter and try and arrange for their travel by train.
Speaking to india Today tv, the migrant workers shared their plight and said that two months of wait has been a quite a long time for them.The labourers are worried about the well-being of their children and family members. They are falling short of money. One of them said that they are going back never to return here. The disgruntled labourer even said that henceforth he will take to farming. When asked how they will walk without food and other essentials, the workers said that they are carrying utensils and a little foodgrain. One of them showed a bottle of gram dipped in water which can be used as instant energy booster while walking. As the migrants kept trudging towards home, additional police forces were called in and arrangements were made to take back these workers to shelter homes where they will be kept for the next few days.