Migrant labourers gather at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border amid lockdown
Migrant labourers gather at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border amid lockdown
ANI

New Delhi: A large number of migrant labourers who were walking down to their native states, gathered in Gazipur at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border amid COVID-19 lockdown on Sunday.

According to the Uttar Pradesh Police, labourers have been asked to take trains or buses.

"There is a large crowd here in Gazipur at the Delhi-UP border. We are asking them to take trains or buses. No person without a valid pass is allowed to enter the state," Prachanda Tyagi, sub-inspector, Uttar Pradesh police told ANI.

Earlier on May 16, Uttar Pradesh Additional Director General Law and Order PV Ramasastry said all District Magistrates (DMs) have been instructed to arrange buses for migrant workers who are seen walking on foot to their native places.

In an unfortunate incident, as many as 24 migrant labourers were killed and several injured after the truck they were travelling in collided with another truck in Auraiya on Saturday morning.

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