Reverse migration begins to Bengaluru from other districts

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Reverse migration begins to Bengaluru from other districts

Reverse migration begins to Bengaluru from other districts

Bhavana S   ¦    May 29, 2020 09:22:54 AM (IST)

Reverse migration begins to Bengaluru from other districts-1Bengaluru: Nearly a month after they returned to their native places due to the lockdown and the fear of Covid 19, the labourers from under developed districts like Davanagere, Kalaburugi etc have started to return to Bengaluru in search of jobs.

They are arriving in trucks and goods vehicles as the KSRTC bus fare is too high and Railways is yet to start the service.

According to the authorities, who are manning the various checkposts in the city, every day thousands of migrant labourers are returning to the city, mostly in trucks.

The KSRTC is operating 20 buses from Kalaburugi to Bengaluru while from Ballari eight buses are operated to Bengaluru on a daily basis. "In most of the cases, the employers are asking these labourers to assurance of all kind of support," he said.

"Mumbai and Bengaluru are the two major cities which provide livelihood for these migrants. Now with Mumbai still facing the Corona wave, all are moving to Bengaluru," he explained.

With the migrant labourers returning in huge numbers, the construction and hotel business is expected to return to normalcy in the city.