- 720 workers returned to UP on 4 planes on Wednesday, 180-180 workers came from every aircraft in Varanasi, Prayagraj and Gorakhpur
- Workers stranded in Mumbai after lockdown, Amitabh Bachchan helped them
Jun 11, 2020, 01:38 PM IST
Varanasi. With the help of Amitabh Bachchan, 720 workers from Uttar Pradesh stranded in Mumbai reached Varanasi, Prayagraj and Gorakhpur on 4 planes yesterday. 354 people arrived in Varanasi from 2 planes. All of them were trapped in Mumbai due to the lockdown and were facing the parishioners. The comfort of reaching their city was clearly visible on their faces. Everyone traveled in an airplane for the first time. Dainik Bhaskar App interacted with these people at Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport in Varanasi. The Story of 6 Migrants, Their Lives…
Big B would not have come back if he did not help
Kamlesh Verma, a resident of Bhadohi, is an electrician. They work in Mumbai. His work came to a standstill in the lockdown. The wife, four children and an elderly mother were together. Kamlesh says that in the lockdown, the family was filling up. He said that I did not know, so arranged the return of the aircraft by paying 9 thousand rupees to the agent. Later it was revealed that Amitabh ji has not taken any money. Still nothing. If Amitabh ji does not help, he would never come home.
Sitting on the plane for the first time, it will last a lifetime
Vinod Tiwari of Jaunpur lived in Mumbai for about 12 years and used to drive a taxi. Vinod says that he came to life when he reached the airport here. The condition of Maharashtra is very bad. Business has been destroyed. I did not even have a train fare. There was a fear that if something happens, they will not be able to reach themselves. But Big B helped us. For the first time sitting on the plane, that too for free. This moment will be remembered for life.
Amitabh ji has heartfelt prayers
Rajesh Kumar, a resident of Jaunpur, used to drive autos in Maharashtra for many years. They say that I had a daily living there. He was there for 8 months. Everyday used to think that nothing happens, otherwise the family will not be able to meet. Money also ran out. Seth would continue to press for rent. There was no money for homecoming fare either. Amitabh ji has heartfelt prayers. He listened to the heart of the poor. Traveled from the plane for the first time.
I will never go back if I get employment here
Asha, a resident of Gorakhpur, used to work in shopping malls in Maharashtra, but Asha got unemployed when the malls closed due to lockdown. She used to take care of parents, siblings with her income. Asha says there was no ticket money. People of Amitabh Bachchan ji approached and reached me here for free. Despite having money, thousands of people are not able to come back home. I consider myself lucky. If I get employment here, I will never go there.
I will never forget the favor of Big B
Santosh Jaiswal, a resident of Gyanpur in Bhadohi district, was taking care of the family by driving an auto in Mumbai, but his employment was lost in the lockdown. He has become a debtor in arranging food for his wife and two children. Santosh says that he had to come out under compulsion, fearing that my children might get sick because of me. I will not be able to forget the favor of Amitabh ji throughout his life. He will cherish the heart of every poor person. He is the real hero.
I will ask my husband to see employment in the village, will not return now
Priyanka's husband, who hails from Murdha Bazaar in Varanasi, works in a factory in Mumbai. All markets and factories were opened there in Unlock, but the goods have become quite expensive. It was costing more than income. There were many concerns about the future. But God believed that there would be help. Amitabh Bachchan wishes that he took us to our city. A niece also lived with me there. I will ask my husband to see some employment in the village itself.