Sambalpur(Special Opinion)Due to Nationwide lockdown for coronavirus, 47 migrant labourers are returning back on walk from Vizianagaram to their houses in Bargarh, Bolangir and Rayagada districts.These labourers had gone to Vizianagaram few months ago for daily work. The Sudden Nationwide lockdown to break the spread of coronavirus rendered them jobless. Due to no train or vehicles are not plying, they suffered and decided to back their home by walk. After few initial days of the lockdown, they exhausted their money and went hungry for some days.They embarked on the strenuous journey along the railway track three days ago. As they were passing through Seethanagaram in Andhra Pradesh, they saw at a distance the policemen were carrying out checking. To avoid the cops, they went into a nearby forest and took shelter at a temple.After coming to know about them, social activist Dibas Kumar Sahu of Jokhipali village under Bijepur block in Bargarh district talked to them over phone and assured them their safe return.The labourers shared the location details with Dibas who in turn contacted superintendent of police (SP),Tahsildar and policemen in Seethanagaram. A team of Seethanagaram police reached the spot and offered some food to the labourers who were hungry and tired from walking. The police permitted them to go to their homes.As reported the Social Activist Mr Dibas has requested Bargarh, Bolangir and Rayagada Collectors to arrange buses for these laborers to back their home.
Report : News Bureau