Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday expressed anguish on seeing migrant workers walking hundreds of kilometres to reach their homes and urged them to not leave the city by foot as it wasn’t safe, citing the Aurangabad incident.
Although arrangements are being made by Delhi and other state governments, still several workers are walking home, tired of waiting for buses and trains arranged by the state. He also said that work will be available soon and people should rethink leaving.
Overall corona figures rising in Delhi but at the same time, people are getting cured and going back home safe. Now we’ve to learn to live with corona.
“They have blisters on their feet, they don’t have food, some are carrying their children on their shoulders, in one case I saw a person carrying his old mother. It is rather painful. It feels like the entire system has failed, all governments have failed. I want to make an appeal to all migrant workers stranded in Delhi, we are making all arrangements for you. So far we arranged food and lodging for you. So my first request to you is – please do not leave Delhi. This lockdown will not be here forever. Things will reopen, will reopen soon,” Kejriwal said.