New Delhi: The 21-day lockdown has triggered a mass exodus of migrant workers from cities across the country. The workers, who suddenly found themselves without work and pay, were forced to embark on long journeys on foot in the absence of transport.
Social media has been abuzz with videos and pictures of scores of people walking along the Delhi-Meerut road. Thousands were stranded at the Delhi-Ghaziabad border, which was sealed due to the lockdown. Then on Saturday, the Uttar Pradesh government arranged for 1,000 buses to ferry them.
ThePrint’s Praveen Jain and Suraj Singh Bisht tracked their journey near the borders.