New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Appealing to migrants to stay back in the city, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said the lockdown is going to end soon and everything will be back on track, including jobs.
Kejriwal said his government is making arrangements to send the migrants back to their homes, and cautioned them that leaving the city right now on their own can be very dangerous for thm and their family.
Addressing the media, he said his government is in talks with the Central government to arrange for more trains for migrants to reach different states.
“Migrant labourers are still on the roads, trying to get to their homes. Their condition is very unfortunate since they are walking for days. They have not eaten anything for days, and nobody is helping them on their way. They are carrying their children on their shoulders, and I also saw a man who was carrying his old mother,” he said.
He said that the picture make him feel that “all the governments and all the systems have failed”.
He also requested the people to stay where they are and that the Delhi government will take care of them.
“We will ensure proper arrangements for all the people from other states in Delhi who want to go back.”
“Please do not walk towards your homes like this. This is not safe. Some people lost their lives on the railway tracks, and some lost their lives in a road accident. Please do not do anything that puts your lives at risk. We are here to take care of you.”
He urged the migrants to wait for a few days.
“This lockdown is going to end soon, and everything will be back on track. You will get employed again because everything will start running again. Please do not leave Delhi. But if you are stuck here and want to leave under any situation, we are arranging for trains for you. One train has departed for Madhya Pradesh and the second one for Bihar. We are also in talks with the Central government to arrange for more trains,” the Chief Minister said.