Mumbai Police on Tuesday baton-charged migrant workers who flooded the Bandra railway station hoping to get back to their natives as they expected the lockdown to end on April 14.
According to a police official, daily wage earners-numbering around 1,000-assembled at suburban Bandra (West) bus depot near the railway station and squatted on road.
The daily wage earners, who reside on rent in slums in the nearby Patel Nagri locality, were demanding arrangement of transport facilities so that they can go back to their native towns and villages. They originally hail from states like West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.
Commenting on the episode, Bandra Guardian Minister Aslam Sheikh said, “There was no dearth of food for the migrants in the city. Earlier, Union Home Minister Amit Shah assured that the arrangement will be made to send them back to their home after the lockdown ends. Now, the lockdown has been extended so the people are anxious.”