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Hyderabad: Hyderabad’s migrant workers may have to have nightmares in their journey to escape the lockout and return to their homes. UP, Bihar And Jharkhand. But many of them are ready to return and in style.
Headed by deadlines and a skeleton staff pushed into a corner, many desperate builders are now booking air and AC train tickets for the laborers hoping to bring them back to their sites. Average cost per head for Air tickets Rs 4,000 to Rs 5,000.
So, Hyderabad has carpenters, painters, granite workers in jet-setting and scaffolding specialists mainly from Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. These comprise 40% to 50% of the city’s labor force. The rest comes from UP, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
Senior vice-president (business) R Suresh Kumar said, “These are desperate for the time being and we need to invest in getting the workers back to the city. We have asked our contractors to book the flight, till the fare Not less than Rs 5,000. ” Operations), Prestige Group (Hyderabad) has three projects underway in the city.
The Bangalore-based group has a team of 10 carpenters flying from Patna to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on 10 June. “A similar batch will come later,” Kumar said, wasting that he has about 700 laborers on the ground, a general strength of 3,000.
On Wednesday, a one-way ticket from Patna to Hyderabad was estimated at around Rs 4,900.
A contractor who works for housing 2,500 workers at one of Hyderabad’s largest labor camps said, “There are some construction companies looking at flight options. This is mostly to bring in workers from Bihar and Bengal.” ” Workers here work with many developers. “Right now, only 10% to 15% of them are left. We have to give them some incentive to return. Developers have no choice but to spend,” he said.
If some people are using air tickets to sweeten the deal, there are others who are gift-wrapping AC train tickets as well as advance returns – 1,800 to 2,000 rupees per seat – per worker. To win over migrant workers. CEO of Om Shree Builders & Developers Tapas Patel said, ‘We are increasing the fare for his journey by Rs 10,000. In this month, we have booked tickets for at least 300 laborers.
Roughly 1.5 lakh migrant laborers – the majority in the realty sector – have returned to their home states since the lockdown.
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