Migrants living in containers to be shifted to safer shelter in B’luru
Bengaluru: A group of 25 migrant labourers from Bihar and Jharkhand, taking refuge in two shipping containers in the city amid Covid lockdown, will be shifted to safe shelter, said an official on Saturday.
“We spoke to the contractor, Abdullah, who lives in Electronic City. He will shift them to a better place on Sunday,” a Labour Department official told IANS.
On Sunday, the department officials will check the labourers at the Judicial Layout in Yelahanka, where they are spending the lockdown time in the containers, to check if the the contractor had shifted them.
All the 25 migrants were sharing the two containers in the summer heat, causing them great hardship.
Abdullah brought the labourers for work from northern states, who went jobless amid lockdown.
According to the official, the contractor has arranged for their food.
“The labour department is also ready to offer them food, but they prefer north Indian food,” said the official.
They are cooking their own food near the containers.
Meanwhile, the department has provided the migrants with masks and soaps to protect themselves against the Covid pandemic.
A few social workers have also been helping the labourers.