Hyderabad: Migrant workers’ woes seem to be never ending in Telangana and they are desperate to return to their homes with each passing day. Around 350 migrant workers employed at a construction site belonging to IT giant Wipro protested on Saturday morning, demanding that they should be sent back to their homes. They became restive and even ransacked the premises, as there was allegedly no response from the authorities. They had been working at the site located at Gopanpally village under Gachibowli police station limits of Cyberabad commissionerate in the city’s IT corridor.
According to sources, the workers have been working at the site for nearly a year. However, since the lockdown came into force, they were not being provided with proper facilities. Some complained of unpaid wages.
They said that even after the special trains were being allowed, they were not contacted. However, it was not clear if these workers have registered themselves for travel to their homes.
As the news of the protest spread, the police rushed to the place and brought the situation under control. Further, they also spoke to the workers and counselled them about the measures being taken for migrant workers and their travel arrangements.
Earlier, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao announced that all the migrants who were willing to go home will be sent in special trains free of cost and also announced that 40 special trains will be run every day.
Since then, at least 17 special trains carrying migrant workers to different states left the city and surrounding areas, where there is a big migrant population.