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Delhi Farmer Buys Flight Tickets To Send 10 Of His Workers Home Amid Lockdown

The Centre has allowed some flights to function amid fourth part of lockdown. (File)

New Delhi:

Ten migrant employees will probably be flying to Bihar tomorrow, due to their employer, a Delhi farmer, who’s sponsoring their airplane tickets.

Their flight to Patna will go away tomorrow at 6 am and from there they are going to go to their village in Samastipur.

“I never imagined in my life that I will be traveling in a plane. I don’t have words to express my happiness. But I am also little bit nervous about what I have to do when we reach the airport tomorrow,” Lakhinder Ram, who will probably be returning along with his son, stated.

He is grateful to Pappan Singh, a mushroom farmer in Delhi’s Tigipur village, who helps them.

Thousands of migrants employees have taken to roads, strolling, biking or hitchhiking on vans, to succeed in their houses because the nation-wide lockdown was imposed on March 25 to sort out the coronavirus pandemic.

When Mr Lakhinder, 50, known as his spouse to inform her he will probably be leaving for Bihar on a flight, he stated she did not consider him.

He has been working along with his employer because the previous 27 years and his son Naveen Ram has been working for eight years.

Mr Lakhinder stated the farmer has been taking good care of their meals and lodging because the lockdown started on March 25.

Mr Pappan stated he has booked tickets price Rs 68,000 and can also be giving every of them Rs 3,000 in money so they do not face any issues after they attain their residence state.

He can even drop all his employees in his autos to the IGI Airport early on Thursday whereas following social distancing norms.

“These 10 workers would have left for their homes in Bihar in the first week of April on train but they could not go due to the lockdown,” Mr Pappan stated.

He stated he had made a number of makes an attempt to ship them again to their residence state in a Shramik Special practice however couldn’t handle to take action.

“I could not have taken a risk by allowing my workers to walk thousands of miles as it would have put their lives in danger because we are getting to know these days that migrants meet with road accidents while going home,” he stated.

Mr Pappan stated he has accomplished all their medical formalities, in accordance with the necessities specified, in order that they have a clean journey residence.

“Medical fitness certificates have been issued by authorities to all 10 workers and they are fit to travel in a plane,” he stated.

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