Tirupati: Finding no better option to return back home during lockdown, two migrant workers stranded in Tamil Nadu choose to reach their native state Uttar Pradesh on bicycle. The migrant duo named Sonu and Shailu work as candy seller in Tamil Nadu's Arakkonam town and are now returning back to Uttar Pradesh having left with no money to survive in the place.
The duo will be crossing six states to reach their destination which is becoming a difficult task for them. Speaking about the difficult scenario one of the migrant worker Sonu said, '' We saved some money in the beginning and use to send some home as well but due to , lockdown the business is completely down and we are also not getting train tickets as we are continuously kept in the waiting list. We have no other option than to reach home. I am carrying some clothes and water bottles and peddling towards my destination.''
Sunkamma, a woman living in a hut nearby the highway said, ''Seeing such people passing in front of my hut makes me very sad. He came to me and requested to fill his empty bottle, I gave water and also offered food. I felt sorry for their condition.''
Sonu and Shailu both belong to Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya district and so far they have covered 70km whereas the total distance to be covered is almost 1860 km.