Labourers Group UP Station, No Social Distancing, MP Says “Can Occur”

The labourers from Uttar Pradesh are on way to Bihar, in which they operate in brick kilns.


Footage from the Aligarh railway station in western Uttar Pradesh shot on Tuesday afternoon demonstrates zero social distancing as hundreds of labourers and their households from Aligarh and adjoining districts gathered to board trains certain for Bihar wherever they perform in brick kilns.

Cellphone films from the station exhibit hundreds of labourers — adult males, ladies and young children — with sacks on their heads gathered outdoors the railway station, relocating inside bit by bit. Another movie exhibits far more folks sitting down up coming to each other on the ground as the queue moves at a gradual rate. Equally films make it clear that no social distancing norms are maintained.

A third movie demonstrates a team of policemen directing a queue of labourers and their households inside the railway station, but once more with no social distancing.

Asked about the absence of social distancing at a time when there is a surge in coronavirus cases across Uttar Pradesh and the rest of the state, Rajvir Diler, BJP parliamentarian from the adjoining Hathras district, who was at the station to flag off the Bihar-bound trains, pleaded helplessness.

“When crowds are a lot more and the space is significantly less, this can come about. We are seeking to control the problem,” the MP mentioned.

“All a few trains are heading to Gaya in Bihar. We are seeking to implement social distancing, but the labourers have a great deal of baggage and there are numerous little ones. We have sanitised the trains correctly also,” Kuldev Singh, a senior govt official current at the railway station, instructed the media.

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