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Walking migrant labour killed by speeding vehicle near Kashimira

A 40-year-old migrant labour was killed in a head-on collision with a vehicle near the flyover at Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway, near Kashimira in Mira Road. The labourer was on his way to Uttar Pradesh from Andheri through the way.

The Centre government has decided to extend the lockout till May 17. Therefore, they are now after waiting for nearly two months without jobs moving towards their village. It is found that a large number of labourers are walking towards their village from the highway.

A 40-year-old migrant labour Ramjanam Chotu Yadav was killed on the spot when he was hit by a Tempo pickup vehicle while crossing the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway in Kashmir on Friday night. He was an employee at the flour mill in Andheri. Yadav was walking from Mumbai reach his native village in Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh.

Meanwhile, Kashimira police have taken action and arrested the driver Chandresh Pal(23). An offence under the relevant sections of the Motor Vehicle Act and the IPC for causing death due to negligence has been registered against the vehicle driver. 

Migrant’s problem

The way has been opened for migrant labours, workers, students, tourists, etc. to go home in their state or district. However, the poor do not have access to the transport. Moreover, as an illiterate or lack of technical knowledge, they cannot able to fill the online application. Even, some cannot fulfil the conditions applied by the government. Many of them do not even have an identity card. Due to the lockdown for the last one and a half months, the workers, labourers and daily wage earners are suffering. So, these people have now decided to reach their village on foot.

Hundreds of people along with women and children are walking from Mumbai and Mira Bhayandar. Day and night, there are groups of pedestrians. Carrying the burden, they start walking with their little ones. However, Police at Ghodbunder is obstructing them. Police are sending them back from Varsova Naka, near Fountain Hotels. They are walking on the road hoping that a driver will show mercy and leave. They have no choice but to reach the village by bus.

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