New Delhi: The lockdown has already caused immense misery to migrants workers across India. Many of them, left without work and wages, have been scrambling to return to their villages. Taking note of the hardships of these workers, many of whom have been walking on foot to reach their homes, the government decided to run special trains to help them with the transportation. But the journey has not been easy and riddled with all sorts of difficulties. Also Read - Twitter Brutally Trolls Ivanka Trump's Tweet Glorifying Migrant Workers' Poverty And Helplessness Amid COVID-19 as 'Beautiful Feat'
According to a report by New18, hundreds of migrants labourers in Mumbai had boarded a train to finally reach their hometowns in Uttar Pradesh. However, little did they know that when they get up in the morning, they would find themselves in Odisha and not in their intended destination of Gorakhpur. Also Read - What if You Got 2-3 Days Notice Before Lockdown Was Announced, Rahul Gandhi Asks Migrants | Watch Video
Yes, you heard that right! The train had gone on a different route. According to the report by the news channel, the migrants workers in question were told that the driver had lost his way. Also Read - Unending Plight of Migrants: Workers Sprayed With Disinfectant in Delhi, Civic Body Says 'by Mistake'
However, the railways said the change in route was by design to clear out the congestion.
As of now, the workers are stranded in Odisha, waiting earnestly to reach their hometowns.