Delhi govt converts schools into night shelters for migrants fleeing state



Delhi government has announced that it will be converting schools in the Ghazipur area into night shelters to accommodate hundreds of migrant workers walking back home due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia visited Ghazipur on Saturday morning and met migrant labourers.

“We have started converting schools here into night shelters to accommodate these people. I request people to not leave their homes or shanties. Homeless people can stay at night shelters. We have the capacity to feed the people of entire Delhi,” he said.

Thousands of migrant workers and daily wage workers have been stranded in Ghazipur which lies at the border of Delhi and UP.

As the coronavirus lockdown has left many without jobs or money to buy food, pay rent, thousands of migrant workers have been walking back home in a bid to tide over the harsh times.

Many have been boarding buses to reach their native towns from Ghazipur.

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