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COVID-19: Migrant Workers Queue At Delhi Bus Terminals To Leave For Home

Thousands of migrant workers waited in long queues to board buses at the Anand Vihar Interstate Bus Terminal in New Delhi with a hope to reach their homes. Earlier in the day, the Uttar Pradesh government announced that it has arranged 1,000 buses to ferry migrant labourers stranded in the border districts owing to a countywide lockdown.

March 28, 2020

Migrant worker carries a child as they wait for transportation to their village following a lockdown amid concern over spread of coronavirus at Aanand Vihar bus terminal in New Delhi. Authorities sent a fleet of buses to the outskirts of India's capital on Saturday to meet an exodus of migrant workers desperately trying to reach their home villages during the world's largest coronavirus lockdown. Thousands of people, mostly young male day laborers but also families, fled their New Delhi homes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown that began on Wednesday and effectively put millions of Indians who live off daily earnings out of work.

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Migrant family waits for transportation to their village following a lockdown amid concern over spread of coronavirus at Aanand Vihar bus terminal in Delhi. Authorities sent a fleet of buses to the outskirts of India's capital on Saturday to meet an exodus of migrant workers desperately trying to reach their home villages during the world's largest coronavirus lockdown.

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A Migrant worker wait to board a bus to their native villages, during a nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at Kaushambi in Ghaziabad

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A group of migrants carry their belongings wait to board buses to their native villages during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic at Anand Vihar bus terminal in Delhi.

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Migrants on their way to the native villages during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of deadly coronavirus at NH24 in Ghaziabad.

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Migrants from Delhi try to reach to their native area during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic at Aanand Vihar bus terminal in New Delhi

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Police baton charge on migrants due to stampede like situation while the latter were trying to board buses towards their native villages during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic at Kaushambi, in Ghaziabad,

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Migrants wait to board a bus to their native villages during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic at Kaushambi, in Ghaziabad.

Photo by Suresh K. Pandey

Migrants wait to board a bus to their native villages during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic at Kaushambi, in Ghaziabad.

Photo by Suresh K. Pandey

Migrants sits on top of a bus to their native villages during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic at Kaushambi, in Ghaziabad

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Migrants sits on top of a bus to their native villages during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic at Kaushambi, in Ghaziabad.

Photo by Tribhuvan Tiwari

Migrants wait to board a bus to their native villages during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic at Kaushambi, in Ghaziabad.

Photo by Tribhuvan Tiwari

Migrants wait to board a bus to their native villages during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic at Kaushambi, in Ghaziabad.

Photo by Suresh K. Pandey

Migrants wait to board a bus to their native villages during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic at Kaushambi, in Ghaziabad.

Photo by Suresh K. Pandey

Migrants wait to board a bus to their native villages during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic at Kaushambi, in Ghaziabad.

Photo by Suresh K. Pandey

Migrants wait to board a bus to their native villages during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic at Kaushambi, in Ghaziabad.

Photo by Suresh K. Pandey

Migrants wait to board a bus to their native villages during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic at Kaushambi, in Ghaziabad.

Photo by Suresh K. Pandey/Outlook