Construction firms try to woo back migrant labourers buy flight tickets, advance payments

The construction firms are incapable to meet their deadlines due to the lack of labour following the return of the migrant workers to their native states, few firms have started calling them back, offering flight tickets and extra payments.

The lack of labourers is constraining companies to fall back on poaching by attracting them with profitable offers, said a senior authority of a city-based infrastructure company.

The senior vice president of Prestige Group (business activities Hyderabad) R Suresh Kumar told that one of their temporary workers has booked flight passes to bring back 10 other labourers from Patna to Hyderabad.

He supported the move saying that however the course of events for the execution of land ventures has been reached out by the controller RERA, few firms like his are resolved to finish them perhaps on schedule. As of now, the Bengaluru-based Prestige Group is engaged with three undertakings in Hyderabad.

We had around 2,300 labourers at our destinations. Presently, we have around 700. We are investing our energy to see the necessary workforce is put at the destinations. The point is to see the tasks are finished on schedule and the item conveyed to the client,” he said. The Telangana government had before said there were about 3.5 lakh migrant workers working in the state before the lockdown. In any case, most of them have returned as the lockdown proceeded.

Some even strolled several kilometres to return to their homes. In spite of the fact that the Center has permitted development action to begin with the accessible work at the work destinations, the abrupt lack of labour is driving a few organizations to fall back on poaching.

“All are in edgy occasions. Poaching of labourers additionally began as firms need to finish their ventures and get back slowed down bills,” including a senior authority of a development firm said.

An authority of Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Department said around 1,200 labourers at the Polavaram venture out of nowhere left a month ago compelling Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL), the temporary worker for the task, to mastermind extraordinary trains to bring workers from different states. The authority said the labourers had left in any event, dismissing the proposal of Rs 10,000 well beyond their instalment. Sources in MEIL said around 1,000 specialists have returned up until now and another 1,800 are
normal inside seven days at the undertaking site.